We Are Living in a Failed State
This is withering, but excellent.
This is piercing in its logic.
We owe a lot to each other.
Kat Rosenfield is a very thoughtful person.
Mine too. Mine too.
One of the best pieces I read in 2019, without any question.
This. This this this this this.
A thoughtful riposte, this.
A classic piece on capital-o Online liberalism.
"Anyone who tells you to hate swaths of people has their own agenda. Find out for yourself. Make your own courage."
This Martha Nussbaum takedown of Judith Butler remains a brilliant and essential piece of writing and thought.
This is very, very good.
This dude is seriously thoughtful.
"Nonprofits tend to recreate within their own organizational cultures the problems they are trying to solve in society. I
call this phenomenon the nonprofit paradox"
Articles like this should give you an awful lot of pause about social media.
Michael Lewis pieces are always so much fun to read, even when they're from 18 years ago.
"A far more compelling approach for navigating an increasingly complex multiethnic society would be not to silence or cancel some identities while affirming others, but rather to find ways to attenuate the importance of abstract, group-wide differences in the first place."
"Having a relationship is a lot like writing: To be good at it, you have to be interested in other people and believe you have something interesting to offer them in return. Many people who pursue either do so poorly because they are actually interested only in themselves."
It needs to happen.
Always love a good Rube Goldberg machine.
There is quite possibly nothing in this world that makes me more emotional than watching ordinary people talk to Mr. Rogers and thank him for the influence that he had on their lives. It. gets. me. every. freaking. time.
America's finest philosopher.
Always and forever, the most beautiful moment in the history of Western Civilization.
An interesting and typically thoughtful argument from Katie Herzog, who has emerged as one of my favorite writers in 2018.
Alex Trebek is my television dad.
Thomas Chatterton Williams is a very, very, very thoughtful person. This is worth thinking about.
This is where we're heading.
As if any two people are ever going to agree about this sort of thing.
This is a pretty thoughtful piece.
Co-sign. The world is getting better (Trump and Brexit aside). Let's be confident about that.
Probably not wrong.
This is just comically bonkers. I love it.
As someone working in children's media and who cares a lot about what kids are exposed to, this is an awfully good thing to be mindful of.
Sabermetrics go international. Cool article.
I continue to be astounded that my favorite TV show as a kid - a show that I assumed that nobody else was watching, and a show that is primarily famous for being in reruns eight times longer than its original run - continues to be a quirky cultural touchstone of sorts that continually gets invoked.
The best show on television right now.
Let the Elizabeth Warrenification of the Democratic Party commence!
A reminder that Donald Trump screws up everything that he touches.