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Max’s thoughts on the Iran Deal

By Max Marder Short answer: The deal is good news, but what’s much more interesting is to talk about the effects of the deal beyond the realm of Iran’s nuclear program on several fronts, namely the Iran-US relationship, Syria, Yemen, Iran’s domestic politics, and the broad geopolitical (re?)-alignment in the …

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Last Week Tonight Made Fun of Yanis Varoufakis’ Clothes

  Last night, while everyone was watching the Oscars, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver opened their show with a brutal, self-righteous takedown of the way Greek Finance Minister and embarrassingly-serious personal hero Yanis Varoufakis dresses and speaks. Select burns: Your country’s on the verge of bankruptcy and you’re acting like a strip club …

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Good Guys and Bad Guys in the Greek Debt Crisis

There are roughly two ways to see the negotiations over Greece, the German and the Greek. The Germans think creditors made a deal fair and square, lent the Greek government money, and then boom, shit happened and now the Greeks don’t want to pay. Boo hoo. We, the Germans, did our …

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Who Loves the America?

  A lot of political speech is dumb. Some is also reason-subverting bullshit. To wit, former Mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy …

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Skill in art

By Ariel Quick thoughts on aesthetics. Probably unoriginal. Inspired or uninspired work. If a person’s work isn’t connected to the leading-edge part …

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Words of me

  The read-later service Instapaper lets you export a list of all articles you’ve ever saved. I made a 2000s-era word cloud …