You should read a paper called “Concept Creep: Psychology’s Expanding Concepts of Harm and Pathology,” published in Psychological Inquiry by the researcher Nick Haslam. It came out in 2016 and I think I simply missed it — and some of the subsequent...
Jesse SingalToday's newsletter for paid subscribers jumps off from Nick Haslam's 2016 article "Concept Creep: Psychology's Expanding Concept of Harm and Pathology"
DENVER—In an unconscious effort to channel his panic into a more conducive outlet, local man Erik Johnson had reportedly sublimated his existential terror about the United States’ continued descent into authoritarianism Monday by launching a...
Jesse SingalMan’s Existential Terror About Country’s Slide Towards Authoritarianism Sublimated Into Campaign To Get Journalist Fired For Tweet
How progressives went from crusading for same-sex marriage to crusading against the sexes in four short years
Jesse Singal1/ I don't agree with every word, but an interesting response to Farhad Manjoo's 'they' column
My general take is that many of my fellow progressives overstate the causal effect of subtle linguistic quirks, and place too much weight on them. Writing from
German officials have agreed to an investment plan that will target economic and infrastructure disparities around the country. The aim is to strengthen regional governments and promote the "homeland."
Papers, Please is supposed to be an “empathy game.” YouTubers are reveling in its brutality.
Jesse Singal"The woke world is a world of snitches, informants, rats. ... Everything you say is to be scoured, picked over, analyzed for any possible offense."
Slate's mad humor-focused YouTubers didn't take a fictional game about a border crossing seriously enough.
(Sorry about not sending out a newsletter yesterday, which is my normal day. I was traveling and far too tired and jetlagged to write coherently or intelligently. But I’m settled in in Berlin now and back to my, uh, normal levels of coherence and...
Jesse SingalToday's newsletter for my paid subscribers:
I think SPOTIS is a useful term: Some People On The Internet Said. If you're a journalist and the entire point of what you're writing is SPOTIS, maybe just don't write it at all?? SPOTIS does not a story make.