How Imprecise Language Empowers Nationalists

Nationalism seems to follow predictable cycles. A culture becomes infatuated with its nation-state and that state’s dominance in the world. The nation-state does something really horrible and/or gets humbled. The nation-state’s surrounding culture withdraws approval from the state, and the […]

Sometimes You Have to Lose a Game to Know If It’s Worth Playing

We are all playing games right now. I’m playing Write-The-Best-Blog-Post-Possible-Before-Midnight. You may be playing Get-That-Girl-To-Like-Me, Impress-The-Boss, or Make-More-Money-Than-My-Friends. Odds are, you are playing multiple games at once. That’s fine. Your whole childhood prepared you for this. Whatever you’re doing, you’re […]