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Keith Preston

The Capitol Riot Was a Prologue

This piece includes a somewhat interesting Q&A with George Packer on rising sectarianism in the US. By Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic Donald Trump’s battle cry of insurrection—“If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore”—didn’t strike me at first as a four-horsemen moment […]

Why Has “Ivermectin” Become a Dirty Word?

By Matt Taibbi On December 8, 2020, when most of America was consumed with what The Guardian called Donald Trump’s “desperate, mendacious, frenzied and sometimes farcical” attempt to remain president, the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Medical Response to Covid-19.” One of […]

Who’s the Criminal? Anarchist Assassinations and the Normative Conflict about Legitimate Violence

By Holger Marcks “Taking a critical approach, Holger Marcks deconstructs the threat of ‘international anarchist terrorism’ as a justification narrative that was used to generally blame anarchist ideology for politically motivated assassinations, to criminalise political dissent and to shape the norms and practices of the respective transnational criminal […]

What Do We Know About UFOs?

A highly anticipated Pentagon report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – also known as UFOs – has raised lots of interest from astronomers, journalists, and even former president Barack Obama. The Canadian military has documents of reported UFO sightings going back decades. What explains this? Is it proof […]