Daily Archive: September 27, 2010

Revisiting Millman’s Taxonomy

Unlike Lisa, I’m hesitant to describe populism as a complete ideology. The characteristics of American populism she identifies – evangelism, a healthy skepticism towards meritocratic achievement, a reverence for the “ordinary” – are certainly...

This Week’s Big Think Piece

Gladwell’s New Yorker article on the limits of social media is, I think, completely correct.

The Future’s Verdict on Us

Kwame Anthony Appiah has a fascinating article in the Washington Post this morning: A look at the past suggests three signs that a particular practice is destined for future condemnation. First, people have already...