Month: June 2022
Alito’s “Ordered Liberty,” or, the masks donned by fascists
Historical inquiry is no different from scientific inquiry. I’m an ancient historian saying this, and one particularly fond of the man who first applied the emergent principles of scientific inquiry (those still used to this day in so-called ‘Western’ science) to the study of our species and specifically to a scientific inquiry into the causes…
As a gay queer male, I have known intense suffering at the hands of people who swore they felt nothing but love for me. As psychotic as it sounds, it was love that drove my family to their responses. But it was also love that drove two of the three of them to accept the…
Do You Know Where Your National Parks Came From?
Do you know how the US ended up with so many National Parks, or how we ended up with so much empty land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)?
How to Learn Under Threat
On trying to get an education while the world falls apart and the apparent folly despite its daily necessity.
On Commas and Guns
A philological (and neurodivergent) reading of the Second Amendment. In short: our armed forced have the right to bear arms, as well they should, in the interest of the state exclusively.
Did Ginny Thomas Believe Her “Bullshit”?
First of all, that’s Bill Barr’s word, not my own, although it is and has long been one of my own choice words for the mess that is the ‘conservative’ movement in the US.