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The Nationalist

There is context. The “nation state” is a nineteenth-century European development – a country where a distinct cultural or ethnic group inhabits a territory and has formed a state that it predominantly governs. This is more than a “country” – … Continue reading

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Not a Prayer

On the last Friday evening in April, America caught a break. There was no big news, which for most Friday evenings of the Trump presidency had been the rule. This was the exception. President Trump didn’t fire Robert Mueller. He … Continue reading

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The Big Wide World

Celebrating all things Mexican doesn’t go down too well in much of America. Last year it was Alex Jones saying that all those illegal immigrants from down that way actually want to make all Real Americans their slaves – there’s … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Extrapolation

We’re all gonna die! Watch enough Fox News, listen to enough Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, or to what John McCain and Lindsey Graham are saying, or anyone on the right, and you know this is true. Ebola will kill … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Column

Everyone also knows The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by René Magritte. It shows a pipe and below it Magritte painted the words Ceci n’est pas une pipe. This is not a pipe? Of … Continue reading

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