Russian Aggression

100 Megatons of Post-Truth

Apply the post-truth methodology to a state’s primary media function—justifying war—and you can easily foresee Russia using a 100 megaton device against the US to ‘equalize’ the balance of power, and then simply maintaining that the US started a war. After all, truth is inaccessible in a post-truth environment. Like in a fundamentalist church, all …

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New Boys and Old Boys

At the semester’s first Vespers, the boys gathered around the sofas in the dormitory parlor, and  I sat among the other unknowns – the incoming mid-year dropoffs – “new boys” as opposed to just “boys”, whose parents had decided to wash their hands early or late, and whose place it was now to find their …

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