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A culture that demands purity of thought and offers no pardon for past errors either ends up in tyranny or ruin.

Alexi McCammond is a young, promising journalist who, aged 27 only, covered Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for Axios. She had been hired to serve as Teen Vogue top editor and was due to start in the coming weeks when tweets she had penned ten years ago resurfaced. They contained racist…

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Billionaires are more liquid than you, me, or the Pacific Ocean, so, please, stop using this asinine argument.

Whenever the topic of taxing wealth is mentioned, someone will end up saying that we can’t tax billionaires’ wealth because “they are not liquid.” The reasoning goes that since billionaires’ wealth is “in their company, not yachts,” levying a tax on their wealth would force them to sell stocks, reducing…

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Trumpism just held its first ideological conference: we ought to be scared of its pro-Civil-War message and nazi symbolism.

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou’s wisdom has always evaded political commentators. For years before his elections, experts and journalists dismissed Trump as a joke. They didn’t take his words seriously; neither did they take the man. He was nothing but a…

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It started with reading responses to my Trump stories. It ended up in a wonderland of hate, self-entitlement, and racism.

“Why did I read this?” That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the better part of the last four hours as I delved into a yet-unbeknownst-to-me part of Medium: the world of pro-Trump writers.

It started with reading the responses to a recently published piece about Trump’s “Office of…

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What the current stock and crypto investment frenzies tell us about our societies and their inequalities.

Gamestop, weed stocks, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: a trading frenzy driven by small retail investors has taken hold of the world in early 2021. People who had never bought stock see their friends and acquaintances become overnight millionaires and want to join in on the action. …

A scandal ignited a wave of testimonies, bringing the topic of incest to the centre of the stage. In a country where 10% of the population is a victim, speech liberation is essential

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There is one universal taboo: incest. Studying the fundamental structures of human societies, Claude Lévi-Strauss, the distinguished anthropologist, posited that its prohibition was the foundation of civilisation itself. Forbidding incest legally or culturally, he argued, takes us from a state of nature to one of culture. How then can we…

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