Decades into the 21st century, the Rockettes remain a nostalgic institution, evoking a time when white women had the spotlight but were expected to stayed in line.
Coleman HughesA Weinsteinian social justice contradiction: If the patriarchy enforces thin body-type norms, then it should do that to women of all races. The male gaze is not just for white women, it should be distributed equitably! @EricRWeinstein
Old Facebook comments from 5/2017: Outrage I think ideology is based on outrage. We like to feel righteous outrage, and we pick our ideology according to the thing we most like to be outraged about…
Coleman HughesI like the philosopher Michael Huemer's new blog. Here's a sample: fakenous.net/?p=89
Other blogs I like: slatestarcodex, Bryan Caplan, Robin Hanson, Tyler Cowen, Colin McGinn, Matt Ridley.
What other blogs should I read?
Coleman HughesAn identity label acts as a psychological incentive to think less clearly on topics related to that identity. That's why I reject political labels. I don't need more reasons to be biased. Boilerplate human cognition provides enough bias as it is
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Moynihan’s back from Russia and has the drinking stories to prove it. Normally reasonable journalos lose their goddamn minds over Betsy DeVos’...
A review of Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals by Tyler Cowen. Stripe Press (October 2018), 160 pages. The complexity of the modern world makes it difficult to know what’s worth caring...
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Coleman Hughes1/3 @DavidBrooks_NYT provides a great example of a deepity:
"Medication can rebalance chemicals in the brain, but it can’t heal the inner self."
Deepities have two interpretations. (1) True-but-trivial, (2) False-but-mind-blowing.
Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle fired one of its managers after an online video surfaced showing the employee refusing to serve a group of black men unless they pay up front – but now the eatery …
Coleman HughesImagine how this story would've been told if the serial meal-thief hadn't bragged about it on Twitter. It would've been called a clear instance of racism, and anyone who disagreed would be labeled an apologist or worse.
Most writing experts agree that “direct, declarative sentences with simple common words are usually best.”1 However, most undergraduates admit to intentionally using complex vocabulary to give the impression of intelligence to their readers. Does...
With less than a week before the event, A Day of Reflection has been cancelled. The rug has been pulled out from under a great many people… 'Tis but a scratch; we can make miracles happen…
In 48 short hours, with the help of more people than can be...
Coleman HughesI will be at the “Day of Reflection Refugees” event tonight. Get a ticket and come say hello.