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Razib Khan in the New York Times

2015 will be the Year of Publishing, and the Year of Blogging, I declare. Unz writer and PhD student Razib Khan has an editorial in the New York Times. It boils down to this: women have the most extreme views … Continue reading

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Forcible Rapes at University of Michigan, 2004-2012

My new friend, Mark J. Perry over at The American Enterprise Institute, has a new post titled “Sexual assaults at UM don’t support claim of an ‘epidemic’.” I looked up University of Michigan’s Clery Reports (2004-2006 data available here). The data … Continue reading

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How Can 20% of Women Be Sexually Assaulted in College if the Reporting Rate Is 12%?

tl;dr: The White House’s report uses the phrase sexual assault when they should have used rape. Twelve-percent of rapes are reported to law enforcement. Twenty-percent of women are sexually assaulted (which includes things besides rape) while in college. The two are … Continue reading

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How to Talk about (to?) the Alt-right/Neo-reactionaries Part 1: What is the Alt-Right?

This is part one of a series. The introductory post can be found here. The alt-right is a triangle of political thought whose space encompasses, roughly, Ayn Rand (Objectivism), Edmund Burke (French Revolutionary Reaction) and Fascism which, if it has any … Continue reading

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How to Talk about (to?) the Alt-right/Neo-reactionaries: Introduction

Corey Pein has an article in The Baffler titled “Mouthbreathing Machiavellis Dream Of A Silicon Reich”. It is okay, despite leading with a (butchered) play on a book title, a practice I despise. The article is about Mencius Moldbug, the author of … Continue reading

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The New York Times, Line-by-line

I am a fan of close readings, and this Chomsky-esque analysis of a New York Times article on drone strikes certainly fits the description. The writers go through the article line-by-line and annotate the language, explaining its implicit biases and assumptions. Nineteen … Continue reading

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