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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Sep 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 93 Redefine the words; redefine the society. That’s the basic idea of “critique” and the way so much of Marxist activism proceeds. Recently, James Lindsay explained this phenomenon in an essay on New Discourses with relation to three key terms that allow a subversion of society: “inclusion,” “democracy,” and, most concerningly, “citizenship.” In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay reads through and elaborates on his own essay on this topic. Join him to understand this important maneuver. Subscribe to the New Discourses Podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, or by RSS. Additional …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 93 Redefine the words; redefine the society. That’s the basic idea of “critique” and the way so much of Marxist activism proceeds. Recently, James Lindsay explained this phenomenon in an essay on New Discourses with relation to three key terms that allow a subversion of society: “inclusion,” “democracy,” and, most concerningly, “citizenship.” In this …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Dec 20

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, The Long-termist’s Field Guide, just introduced “Long-terminology,” a fun recursive tour of vocabulary words that offer handles with which one can grapple big ideas and their attendant practices and cultures. His entry on word “long” and its different radii explores the …

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Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Dec 20

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, The Long-termist’s Field Guide, just introduced “Long-terminology,” a fun recursive tour of vocabulary words that offer handles with which one can grapple big ideas and their attendant practices and cultures. His entry on word “long” and its different radii explores the …

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Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Sep 20

A six-part podcast from Emergence Magazine explores the plight of four Indigenous languages spoken in California—Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu—among the most vulnerable in the world: “Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In Episode One, we are introduced to the language revitalization efforts of these four Indigenous communities. Through their experiences, we examine the colonizing histories that brought Indigenous languages to the brink of disappearance and the struggle for Indigenous cultural survival in America today.”

A six-part podcast from Emergence Magazine explores the plight of four Indigenous languages spoken in California—Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu—among the most vulnerable in the world: “Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In Episode One, we are introduced to the language revitalization …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Feb 20

The emergency is about the urgency to act. The crisis is about the need to transform. The meta-crisis is the tenacity of our inertia.Continue reading on Medium »

The emergency is about the urgency to act. The crisis is about the need to transform. The meta-crisis is the tenacity of our inertia.Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Feb 20

The emergency is about the urgency to act. The crisis is about the need to transform. The meta-crisis is the tenacity of our inertia.Continue reading on Medium »

The emergency is about the urgency to act. The crisis is about the need to transform. The meta-crisis is the tenacity of our inertia.Continue reading on Medium »


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