MEDIA

Follow me

“Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.”

Nicholas Confessore, Gabriel J.x. Dance, Rich Harris and Mark Hansen on nytimes.com


CULTURE

Shadowbanned

“The term ‘banned books’ may seem a bit outdated in the 21st century West. Perhaps ‘backed down on books’ would be more fitting (if less catchy). But the phenomenon has the same effect – intimidation, silence, conformity, and artistic straitjacketing.”

Bonny Brooks on quillette.com


SCIENCE

False positives

“What concerns you most about the extent of the false research findings surrounding us, and why?”

Alice Temnick on econtalk.org


TRAVEL

Wander-un-lust

“If only people would stay home and read about foreign lands—that’s what books are for! ”

Lucy Ellmann on thebaffler.com


PROPAGANDA

Passing the blame

“Antidemocratic leaders share a propensity for using scapegoats to weaken their opponents and break constraints on their own power.”

Tyler Roylance on freedomhouse.org


EDUCATION

Welcome to identity class

“The purpose of the university is no longer the pursuit of knowledge.”

Heather McDonald on city-journal.org


POLITICS

#NeverTrump

“Both Mangu-Ward and Boaz point to Trump’s harsh, nasty critique of the press as authoritarian nonsense which runs sideways with the libertarian philosophy of freedom.”

Taylor Millard on hotair.com


Executive Editor of Freedom Today Network. Based in Berlin.