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 web log. (2006)

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

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)

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

Exiting the Vampires’ Castle by Mark Fisher for The North Star.

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

Moral Mondays: the new fusion politics by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for UU World.  (2015)

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

Walter Benn Michaels on how liberals still love diversity and ignore inequality, an interview for Chicago Reader (2016)

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

Labor’s Last Stand by Garret Keizer for Harper’s Magazine.  (2018)

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