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I’m Your Favorite Noise. You Don’t Know Who I Am.

January 22, 2018, 9:31 am

You speak me more than you speak any other sound. And yet you don’t know how to write me. You can’t type me. I’m not on the internet. I am literally unknown to instagram and most other sites. I’m not on Dude, I’m not on And yet, without me, you couldn’t talk. You would be very literally out of luck. Why is this? It’s partly because I’m so unstressed. Linguists love to talk about how I’m always unstressed. […]

Against Müller’s “What Is Populism?”

December 23, 2016, 1:03 am

In many ways, 2016 has proved that I was right, three years ago, to start a blog dedicated to populism. In many ways, this has been The Year That Populism Would No Longer Be Ignored. Even as populism has been mainstreamed, it’s also been misunderstood and misappropriated by some, particularly elitists who are rightly worried about it. One such elitist deserves particular attention, because when you google “what is populism?” his 2016 cash-in book comes right up. His name is […]