2022

Liam Kofi Bright, White Psychodrama – PhilPapers
“I analyse the political, economic, and cultural circumstances that have given rise to persistent political disputes about race (known colloquially as “the culture war”) among a subset of Americans. I argue that they point to a deep tension between widely held normative aspirations and pervasive and readily observable material facts about our society. The characterological pathologies this gives rise to are discussed, and a normatively preferable path forward for an individual attempting to reconcile themselves to the current social order is suggested.”
(tags: race philosophy politics culture)

How the U.K. Became One of the Poorest Countries in Western Europe – The Atlantic
“In the past 30 years, the British economy chose finance over industry, Britain’s government chose austerity over investment, and British voters chose a closed and poorer economy over an open and richer one. The predictable results are falling wages and stunningly low productivity growth.”
(tags: economics politics growth)

Security and the Cost of Living Crisis | Thin Pinstriped Line
“a workforce literally on the edge of poverty, disengaged from delivery and struggling to retain people runs a real risk of becoming a security challenge which is a foreign hostile intelligence services dream”
(tags: security civil-service espionage)
OSF | The Racial Imagination of the Lindy Hop from the Historical Standpoint – Comments and Corrections
Free review of the non-free book
(tags: lindyhop dance history race)
May We Have This Dance?: Cultural Ownership of the Lindy Hop from the Swing Era to Today | Kendra Unruh – Academia.edu
“By examining film and print media, along with influences of the Great Depression and WWII on public culture, this essay explores the evolution and appropriation of the Lindy Hop as it transformed from a black, working-class dance in the early twentieth century to a white, middle-class dance by the swing revival in the 1990s.”
(tags: lindyhop dance history race)