Last week, the Channel 4 journalist, Cathy Newman, made headlines after receiving death threats as a result of her interview with Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson. The interview, which has since appeared in full on Youtube, caused considerable debate. To some, it amounted to a right-wing demolition of a left-wing position. To others, it was simply celebrated as excruciatingly awkward TV. The interview is worth watching because it was precisely neither of those things.
When Donald Trump declares tax breaks for the middle classes and it emerges that they’re really tax breaks for the rich and that his family stand to profit the most, there is, naturally, cause to question his motives. The same is be true for anybody who works to achieve one end only for it to emerge that the results benefit them personally.
‘Writers are always selling somebody out’. So sayeth Joan Didion in the warning/statement of principle in the Preface of her 1968 collection of journalism Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Luckily, for Michael Wolff – the author of the bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump’s White House – no one in the West Wing seems to have read Didion. In fact, few seem to have read anything at all. According to Wolff’s sources, the President is ‘semi-literate’ and text averse.
@jpbostock69@SarahParsons17@reactionlife Depends what you consider a success. There are countless wonderful things about our modernity we take for granted and many of our problems are caused by forms of extremism. Like most things, though, it is nuanced and too big for simple statements of what/who to blame.
@jpbostock69@SarahParsons17@reactionlife Maybe but I'm not sure we've ever had much moderation in our politics or that we were served poorly when we did (Blair/Iraq being the stick moderates are still beaten with). All the problems are (or were) caused by ideologues who wanted either Big Government or No Government.
Wow. Amazed that this old PC booted up and even has a game still in the drive. I'd intended to reformat it but beginning to have second thoughts. CPU is still half decent. i7 950 though not sure I can play much on a GTX 470. https://t.co/i66ucf8XLN
@jpbostock69@SarahParsons17@reactionlife Sometimes feels like they cancel each other out. My question is really why the moderates have so little power and why are the ideological extremes seen as so persuasive? When did pragmatism become a dirty word?
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