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  • Against the “Privilege” Frame
    May 23, 2017

    Like a lot of progressives I once had an aha! moment when it sunk in somewhat painfully that the obverse side of oppression of one group is privilege for the non-oppressed group. That experience leaves many progressives with the impression that the “privilege” frame is politically effective.   I think it is actually counterproductive. That which works ...

  • Dubious Rewards
    May 18, 2017

    Julian Assange’s Wikileaks has offered $100,000 for a copy of the Trump-Comey tapes. Previously he has offered rewards for information on Obama Administration misdeeds, and for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.   I do not admire this practice.   1. These rewards mark Assange as a partisan actor attacking specific enemies. (There is other evidence ...

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