Tag Archives: The Atlantic

Animal news: lady condors have figured out they don’t need men (condors)

This is pretty spectacular news, via The Atlantic and journalist Sarah Zhang. If you thought condors were extinct, you were wrong. (You were most likely thinking of rocs, which never existed; rocs have always been mythological.) If you thought condors, … Continue reading

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The god problem: the Capitol under attack was a “mass-delusion event”

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic, joined a Trumpist crowd last Wednesday and reported on what they were saying. I found his report pretty revelatory, especially his profound perception of what happened as a “mass-delusion event,” one … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

“We must accept one central truth as participants in a democracy: Freedom is not a state; it is an act.” –John Lewis, so quoted by Adam Serwer in The Atlantic

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