Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

The Alt-Right is “Weaponizing” Irony

The leftwing newspaper The Guardian has a piece titled “Hiding in plain sight: how the ‘alt-right’ is weaponizing irony to spread fascism” Until recently, it would have been hard to imagine the combination of street violence meeting internet memes. But … Continue reading

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Who Names Diseases?

Aeon has a piece titled “Who names diseases?”, by byline which reads: “Swine Flu, Naples Soldier, Ebola. Disease names express fear, create stigma and distract attention. Can they be improved?” Here is a choice paragraph, which inadvertently shows the backwardness … Continue reading

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