Posted inDeep Dive

Get to know your socialisms

Reading Time: 15 minutes The word “socialism” lives a stunted life in current politics, but it’s important to have a good vocabulary for discussing public policy. In this overview of many “socialisms”, we hash out a few ways to think about all the ideas this one word contains.

Posted inCulture

Is our well-meaning obsession with purifying terminology getting out of hand?

Reading Time: 5 minutes I hate to admit it—really, really hate to—but I think Florida’s migrant-abusing Gov. Ron DeSantis and hard-right Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson may have a point: the ever-shifting obsession with purifying terminology is getting out of hand in America. Which, condoning Ron’s and Tuck’s political incorrectness in this one respect, I must insist is not […]

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