“The insurrection was foolish indeed to place its hopes in the old myths of the Republic.” Now the Trumpenreich is kaput; the Bidennium has begun; and the Resistance has taken its final butterfly form—the regime which was always its destiny—the System. Now the Trumpenreich is kaput; the Bidennium has begun; and the Resistance has taken its final butterfly form—the regime which was always its destiny—the System. Read More

a general theory of collaboration In 2020, everyone is either a collaborator or a dissident. Everything is about power. Everything has to have a side. Everyone knows what side they should pick. Pick it—and you’re a collaborator. Reject it—a dissident. Nor are these labels chosen to mean that dissidents areRead More

the action imperative Political detachment might seem sociopathic. It isn’t. Almost 250 years ago in a city that has vanished, the philosopher Immanuel Kant—a single shelf of whose work, to paraphrase Macaulay, is worth more than all of 21st-century literature—proposed an ethical standard for collective action. The Kantian categorical imperative—anRead More

Roche’s Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test is a blood sample. Based on in-solution double-antigen sandwich format. Blood samples taken 14 days after PCR-confirmed infection process Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test with 100% accuracy. It’s available now. Which governments are buying and which are instead risking lives trying to save money (or play nationalist politics by waiting for their own 100% test)?Read More

Why are millions of Remainers refusing to accept the referendum on Brexit in 2016? It’s easy to soapbox about liberal elites not accepting democracy when it makes choices they don’t agree with but this is wrong. Setting aside politics and class and party lines, Brexit is a question of reality and responsibility; on actions that must be when words and fantasy simply can’t.

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“Most pass their days in an ever decreasing circle of only agreeable familiar things. It’s comfort. It’s natural. It ends in a gentle senile sigh. But choose instead to push against the current by daily close contact with disagreeable difficult unfamiliar things and it’s less comfortable, no longer a decreasingRead More