Article Archive

Some links to articles of lasting interest.

The Transparent Society by David Brin for Wired. (1996).

Why Anti-Racism Will Fail by the Rev. Dr. Thandeka to the UUA General Assembly. (1999)

“Star Wars” despots vs. “Star Trek” populists by David Brin for Salon. (1999)

Citizenship in Emergency by Elaine Scarry for Boston Review. (2002)

Condemnations of terrorism and the 9/11 attacks by Muslim clerics by Juan Cole for Informed Comment. (2005)

Being Poor by John Scalzi. (2005)

Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century by Dmitry Orlov. (2005)

State and Terrorist Conspiracies and Conspiracy as Governance by Julian Assange on his old iq.org web log. (2006)

Closing the Collapse Gap: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US by Dmitry Orlov. (2006)  alternate link

The Acceleration of Addictiveness by Paul Graham. (2010)

A Big Little Idea Called Legibility by Venkat Rao for ribbonfarm. (2010)

The Myth of American Meritocracy by Ron Unz for The American Conservative. (2012)

Who ordered “that”? by Charles Stross for Charlie’s Diary. (2013)

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber for Strike! magazine.  (2013)

Anatomy of the Deep State by Michael Lofgren for Moyers & Company.  (2014)

The World Beyond Your Head: becoming an individual in an age of distraction, an interview of Matthew Crawford for National Review.  (2015)

Moral Mondays: the new fusion politics by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for UU World.  (2016)

The Big Fat Compendium of Russiagate Debunkery by Caitlin Johnstone. (2017)

Teaching ‘Les Miserables’ in Prison by Chris Hedges for Truthdig.  (2018)

The Trouble With Uplift: How black politics succumbed to the siren song of the racial voice by Adolph Reed Jr. for The Baffler.

The Pentagon Syndrome by Andrew Cockburn for Harper’s Magazine.  (2019)

The Trouble With Disparity by Walter Benn Michaels and Adolph Reed Jr. for Nonsite.org. (2020)