SJWs, happiness, populism, lines, the USA, Censorship, and casting


IDEAS, DEBATE, PHILOSOPHY

Cultural hegemony

“As social justice advocates have come to dominate Western culture, they’ve created a situation where interlocutors are more intent on burnishing their adherence to the correct opinions than they are about discovering something new, learning the truth, or even engaging in open and reciprocal dialogue.”

Uri Harris on quillette.com


PEOPLE, SCIENCE

Violently happy

You cannot simply become happier by emulating Scandinavian countries: “Nordic mentality, egalitarian spirit, and constant public trust are unique. It’d be nearly impossible to expect the same results after senselessly trying to copy-paste their model.”

David Borovsky on speakfreely.today


POLITICS, ECONOMICS, HUMANITY

The full monty

You cannot have nationalists without destructive protectionism. “Populism, in other words, is a package deal.”

Dalibor Rohac on capx.co


HUMANITY, CULTURE

Lined up

The past, present, and future of waiting in line. “Count the people waiting ahead. Try and guess how fast the line is moving.”

Jamie Lauren Keiles on racked.com


POLITICS, DIPLOMACY, HUMAN RIGHTS

Lost leader

The consequences of declining freedom worldwide are not catastrophic yet. “But the retreat of the United States from global leadership, coupled with the Trump administration’s weak and ambiguous commitment to democratic values at home, raises serious concerns about the near future. ”

Michael J. Abramowitz and Wendell L. Willkie II on freedomhouse.org


CENSORSHIP, MEDIA, VIDEO

No excuses

US legislators are targeting social media networks over fake news. But Reason TV argues: “Both Democrats and Republicans are missing the mark when they call for the government to control the flow of information on the internet.“

ReasonTV on youtube.com


KNOWLEDGE, HISTORY, ENGINEERING, VIDEO

Casting show

How a bronze cast is made. “The film shows the bronze casting process in an artistic yet simple method, a combination of stop motion and 2D animation.”

Renana Aldor & Kobi Vogman on vimeo.com


Executive Editor of Freedom Today Network. Based in Berlin.