“The occupational hazard of making a spectacle of yourself, over the long haul, is that at some point you buy a ticket too.” -Thomas McGuane, Panama An early hint of what Social Dilemma is really about involves the project’s protagonist, Tristan...
Antonio García MartínezThe day before the Day of Atonement is the perfect time to publish the last thing I'll probably ever write about my previous employer Facebook (and its many critics).
Unetanah Tokef. Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes. Rosh Hashanah Prayer Services. Rosh Hashanah in the Community.
Antonio García Martínez"The concepts on which it is based come from Jewish apocalyptic literature and parallel Christian writings based on similar sources....which offers a vivid description of the day of judgment for all humankind."
Some have claimed that Amy Coney Barrett argued Catholic judges must recuse themselves from death penalty cases. In fact, she argued almost the opposite.
Antonio García MartínezThis is the conclusion in one of Barrett's most cited papers: a rumination on the duties of Catholic judges when handling death-penalty cases (the death penalty is considered immoral under Catholic social teaching).
Critics of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee argue that pious Catholics are a problem for liberalism. They have a point.
Antonio García Martínez"We live in an era where everything is shocking and nothing is surprising."
@ebruenig with the most astute observation I've read on the conflict between a nominally secular (but still residually Protestant) liberalism and the Roman Catholic Church.
Antonio García MartínezThis is similar to an earlier "Law of Historical Memory" granting citizenship to descendents of Spaniards who fled fascism during the Civil War.
This is how I became a Spanish citizen, and the documentary trail there (much of it in Cuba) was a trial.
Antonio García MartínezThe Spanish government passed a law of historical redress granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews expelled in 1492(!) or earlier. Despite the high proof bar, apparently thousands have made it through Spanish bureaucracy and been granted citizenship.
Antonio García MartínezUndocumented Palestinian refugee pushed out during Israel's founding is actually descended from Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition, thus granting her Spanish citizenship and she's officially European now.
Genomes are the real history books.
How American politics is fast becoming a religious conflict between a hegemonic new faith and its multifarious foes
Antonio García MartínezStrong evidence for the theory that Wokeness is a rebooted, secularized form of Mainline Protestantism: the primary opponents to Wokeness—where it inspires the most disquiet and resistance—are among Catholics and Jews.
A lot of people want to replicate YC in some other industry or some other place or with some other strategy. In general, people seem to assume that: 1) although there was some degree of mystery or...
Antonio García Martínez"What did they do? They took bets on unknown people and believed in them more than anyone had before. They set strong norms and fought back hard against bad behavior towards YC founders."
YC was due to the unique genius of two people.
Antonio García MartínezOk, '¿Qué Pasa, USA?' is obviously the Miami dog-whistle.
It was a cult-classic bilingual sitcom in the 80s about a Cuban exile family in Miami, and is more or less the 'Archie Bunker' of South Florida.
China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural labourers off the land and into recently built military-style training centres where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a programme in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have...
<p>A new book argues that socialism is necessary because innate differences in intelligence expose meritocracy as a sham. Socialism is indeed good, but this particular argument fails utterly. </p>
Antonio García MartínezI'm of course reading NJR's 30k-word (!) review of DeBoer's 'Cult of Smart'.
Having never read him before, the feeling I get:
1. This person has sweeping visions of how society should be re-structured.
2. This person couldn't actually run a taco truck
An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America [Joseph Bottum] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We live in a profoundly spiritual age--but in a very strange way, different from every other moment of our...
Antonio García MartínezBack to Protestantism: I'd never discerned the direct relationship between the bien-pensant liberalism of the Whole Foods class with the implosion of post-war Mainline Protestantism until I read @JosephBottum's excellent 'An Anxious Age'.
Antonio García MartínezThere's a name for this trend in Anglo society: the Black Legend. Dates back to the attempted invasion of Britain by the Spanish Armada and empires clashing in the Americas.
You see it to this day in historical placards all over California.