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The Dirty Secret That Afghanistan and Hollywood Have In Common

In many ways we assume that liberal Hollywood and reactionary Afghanistan are complete opposites. Hollywood gratuitously flaunts sexuality and pushes the limits of what is socially acceptable.  The Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan impose ultra-conservative religious rules of modesty … Continue reading

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Bite the Wax Tadpole: A Manifesto for Internet Conversation and Debate

Most Internet conversations suck. You know exactly what I mean. I’m not talking about the frivolous “Ew! My cat just puked a hairball on the carpet” “Ha ha! At least it wasn’t a mouse!” conversations. True, those often suck in … Continue reading

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