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Why the left is scared
Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. - Victor Hugo One of course notices the left freaking out about our fascist, authoritarian, Nazi dictator disguis (More)
Positive Dehumanization
Perhaps an interesting factor in society is what could be called “positive dehumanization”. This occurs when we dehumanize people by elevating them to a status beyond humanity. This occurs most often with authority figures, particularly judges and sc (More)
Here is a somewhat bold prediction: the Democratic party will be done by 2020. We will have to see how 2018 turns out, but the parallel Labour party in the UK More)
Jan 24 (Thursday): Tomoko Seto (Mock Job Talk)
Tomoko Seto (PhD Candidate,  East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) "Media Representations of the 1906 Protest Against the Streetcar Fare Increase in Tokyo" Jan. 24 (Thursday) 4:00-6:00 p.m. Location: Judd 313 (More)
Feb 14 (Thursday): Peng Xu (Mock Job Talk)
Peng Xu (PhD Candidate,  East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) "Courtesans versus Literati: Gendered Soundscapes in Late-Ming Singing Culture (1547-1644)" Abstract:   Drawing upon the recent scholarship on sound stud (More)
April 4 (Thursday): Michael Wert
Michael Wert  (Assistant Professor, History, Marquette University) “Memory Landscapes and the Meiji Restoration in Modern Japan” April 4 (Thursday) 4:00-6:00 p.m. Location: Judd 313 (More)
May 30 (Thursday): Max Bohnenkamp
Max Bohnenkamp  (PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) “A “New Folk Marvel-Tale” (Xin minjian chuanqi 新民间传奇): The Revolutionary Re-Writing of Chinese Folklore and Literary Tradition in The White Haired Girl" (More)
Argumentative Labelling
No day passes without a Democratic politician, a left-wing commentator, or, if I may be excused a redundancy, a left-wing academic labeling Republicans and conservatives racist. - Dennis Prager Ideologies pose a danger in that they not only limit t (More)
Why I'm a Sexist
The political system loves the extremes, it doesn't so much show a lot love for the moderates. - Claire McCaskill I suppose I should write about my raison d'être. Why my beliefs are the way they are. Why I say the things I say. Why I write the th (More)
Ideological Preservation Part 2: Ignorance and Dismissal
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Robertson Davies One of the most basic mechanisms of ideological preservation is simple ignorance. If conflicting facts are not presented, then there is no need to explain them. This is (More)
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