https://youtu.be/3tJmvRkFWVQ Psychological quirks make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions by Emily Esfahani Smith Atlantic edited by O Society May 7, 2019 In her book No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a … Continue reading Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other
Hui Tzu said to Chuang Tzu, "I have a big tree of the kind men call shu. Its trunk is too gnarled and bumpy to apply a measuring line to, its branches too bent and twisty to match up to a compass or square. You could stand it by the road and no carpenter would … Continue reading What is Truth?
by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs edited by O Society April 19, 2019 Today I gave a talk to Alabama college students on the subject of “freedom.” They were a delightful group with excellent questions and I really enjoyed hanging out with them. Below is the prepared text of this speech: I am asked to talk … Continue reading What is Freedom?
Even with loving parents and caring therapists, a child can lose the fight to depression by Deanna Csomo McCool Aeon edited by O Society April 9, 2019 I stood at Anna’s bedside, marvelling over her porcelain complexion, thick blonde hair, and eyelashes so long they’d be the envy of a Maybelline model. The bleached white sheet tucked … Continue reading Total eclipse
Neoliberalism replaces the citizen with the consumer — pushing people out of political life and into the marketplace. Visitors walk through the newly opened luxury shopping mall at the Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan on March 18 in New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Daniel Zamora interviews Niklas Olsen Jacobin … Continue reading Neoliberalism Replaced Democracy as the American Citizen was Replaced by a Faceless Consumer
“Cultural Marxism?" What the holy hell are you talking about? —Any sane person when exposed to the term for the first time https://youtu.be/wLoG9zBvvLQ ^ An example of an Internet troll bloviating about "Cultural Marxism" ^ Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things: First — extremely rarely — "cultural Marxism" (lower C, upper M) … Continue reading The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda
America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom. by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute edited by O Society March 21, 2019 The Oregonian reported fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population … Continue reading What Does “Freedom” Mean?