Fresh drama - from the depths of the Internet to your monitor.
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On the continuing drama of a trainwreck website; a lunatic who became a sacred cow; a pallet of "satires" that would make Swift spin in his grave; a debate challenge that backfired; and why I find all of this hilarious.
On sexual harassment within a cultural movement; the spirited debate on women's problems within said movement; a famous intellectual who made an ass of himself; a really specific cause that is shockingly large (and angry); and gender relations in groups with gender imbalances.
On progress v. traditionalism in the battle over gay rights; an atrocious analogy that just won't die; an adoption ruling that shamed the state of Florida; the miscegenation comparison that traditionalists hate; and why one doesn't need to be hurt by bigotry to hate it.
On deception in the Electronic Age; a researcher who felt a need for public self-flattery; a writer whose ego grew into its own persona; a race-baiter's "authentic" views on the black experience; and why we keep falling for it.
On the mind of one of the great cranks of his age; his theories on the genius of crowds, if not their judgment; a devout Christian who talks like a dedicated atheist; why you should be wary about sending homeschooled students to classes in New Jersey; and why it all fascinates me so.