society   70948

« earlier    

302 Found
By now, perhaps you’ve heard that a child “died in custody” as a result of dehydration. You’re probably as horrified, as sickened as I am. I want to take a few moments to think about what it means…
politics  society  usa 
5 hours ago by jeffhammond
Vadim Nikitin reviews ‘A Terrible Country’ by Keith Gessen · LRB 11 October 2018
Following Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Crimea, Gessen’s dispatches from Odessa and separatist Donetsk gave voice to the ‘losers’ from the fall of the USSR, whose many legitimate grievances, often flailing and inarticulate or couched in dated rhetoric, are dismissed by both local liberals and Western observers.
russia  books  society  west  liberal 
15 hours ago by soobrosa
302 Found
There’s a strange paradox that sums up this age, which can best be put in the form of a question. If the left was right, then why is the right winning? Think about how strange it is with me for a…
liberalism  politics  society  usa 
yesterday by jeffhammond
What I learnt from a year of reading only books by women | Financial Times
For me, it soon became clear that simply attempting to redress the gender balance wasn’t sufficient. If the path generally taken by our reading culture means that women are easy to miss, then writers of colour are even more excluded. Some of the great delights of this year have come through my attempts to ensure that my reading — while exclusive by its nature — was as inclusive as possible. Still it wasn’t nearly good enough. Nonetheless, I’ve found that my experiment offered a refuge in a year of often bitter conflict. It’s not just the absence of tone-deaf representations of women (goodness knows, both sexes are more than capable of doing this to themselves and the opposing gender). It was a very real sense of coming home to a sisterhood.

Twelve months on, I’m ready to rejoin the fray. This year has been a palate cleanser but I miss being able to take anything I want down from the bookshelves. The joy of reading is the lucky dip element, the serendipity of never knowing what — or who — is going to speak to you next. Refusing to acknowledge half of humanity seems short-sighted at best, dangerous at worst. But if 2018 has taught me one thing, it’s that making sure that you stick to that fifty-fifty balance has never been more important.
dudeproblems  books  society 
yesterday by corrales
The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology | Aeon Ideas
Don’t get too down – these findings say nothing of the success that some of us have had in overcoming our baser instincts. In fact, it is arguably by acknowledging and understanding our shortcomings that we can more successfully overcome them, and so cultivate the better angels of our nature.
psychology  politics  socialmedia  society 
yesterday by corrales
302 Found
When I look around, I see a world struggling to understand itself. Every century in which progress occurs must learn from the last — and the problem today is that we haven’t yet done that. What is…
history  politics  society  usa 
yesterday by jeffhammond
Masterpiece - The Art of Conversation - BBC Sounds
The Oxford Muse / Conversation Dinners / Theodore Zeldin
uk  society  oxford  conversation  radio  philosophy 
2 days ago by np

« earlier    

related tags

#pid  1930  2012  2018-12  30s  about  aging  ai  algorithm  america  american-indian  american  appearance  architecture  archiving  art  arte  article  articles  astroinformatics  astronomy  astrostatistics  bauhaus  bbc  berlin  birch  blogentries  book  books  brexit  brodycondon  bullying  business  by:nishkumar  career  careers  change  civil  climate  cognitive  collective  commentary  communication  community  company  competitions  computer  computerscience  conference  consumerism  conversation  crime  culture  currentevents  d2c  data  decision  democracy  design  discrimination  distribution  diversity  documentary  dudeproblems  dystopia  economics  economy  education  eleanorsaitta  environment  escape  essay  experience  fail  feminism  finances  food  frieden  from:commentisfree  ft  funny  future  game  gender  geo:unitedkingdom  geography  germany  global  governance  government  habitation  happiness  health  hippy  history  identity  images  individualism  information  institute  institutions  intentions  interesting  internet  interview  iq  john  jordanpeterson  journalism  lagomera  larp  liberal  liberalism  life  lifestyle  limit  linux  loneliness  love  management  manipulation  marketing  marriage  media  men  mentalhealth  money  music  news  newurbanism  nordiclarp  offgrid  organization  oxford  pages  paulgangloff  paywall  pc  pdf  performance  perspective  philosophy  play  pol.11  pol.12  policy  politics  portal  power_materials  privacy  privlege  productivity  progress  propaganda  psychology  public-policy  publicgood  publichealth  publicinterest  publishing  race  racism  radio  rape  religion  research  risograph  robotics  russia  science  security  sex  sexual_assault  sexuality  sexuality_gender  social  socialmedia  sociology  software  son  spirituality  state  statistics  surveillance  switzerland  t:video  talks  tech  technology  testing  the_future  theamericaninterest  theatre  time  transportation  trends  trust  trusts  uk  university  us  usa  verein  via-pocket  video  videos  war  weaving  well-being  west  women  work  world  youtube 

Copy this bookmark: