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June 10, 2020
How I made $3,300 on a short niche philosophy book

Final accounting for Based Deleuze: Financials, time allocation, lessons learned.

December 7, 2019
How to know if you’re talking to a wokescold: A scientific method for preventing IRL flame wars

To avoid flame wars at Christmas parties, ask this sequence of questions before sharing edgy opinions.

June 7, 2019
Democrats wanted strongman rule way more than Republicans — until Trump arrived

That graph is from the new book by political scientists Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart (2019), Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism. Just finishing the book now. I'd call it a rigorous validation of the conventional wisdom of the moment.  Certainly required reading for anyone with weirder theories about the culture wars. This will […]

November 27, 2018
Are Politically Correct Students Better or Worse Students?

In my current book project, one of my goals is to provide the fullest possible empirical accounting of the strange new persona sometimes derisively called the "social justice warrior." Although the main contours of my argument are pretty well developed, there are various sub-hypotheses that I've had for a while — but no data to […]

October 26, 2018
Now, wars start themselves

A feature of today's wars is that almost nobody starts them, new research suggests.

October 24, 2018
Educated Errors? On Perceptions of Trump's Ideology

Can the less educated be more sophisticated than the educated, accidentally?

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