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The Human Division - eighth week

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“Political Correctness” is a catchphrase which today means one of two things. The first is, “I have done no substantial thinking on this topic in at least twenty years and therefore anything I say past this point cannot be treated with any seriousness.” The second is “It is more important for me to continue my ingrained bigotry than it is for you not to be denigrated or offended by my bigotry, because I am lazy and do not wish to be bothered.” If in fact you do not intend to convey either of these two things, you should not use, nor sign on to a document which uses, the phrase “political correctness.”

–Scalzi says ten things.

Culture

The Human Division - seventh week

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Being Poor in the Third World

Nine years ago the science fiction writer John Scalzi published a blog post entitled Being Poor.    It became very popular and was reprinted in a number of venues.    1,117 more words

America

Review of Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

As Scalzi flags in the Author’s Note at the beginning of this book, ‘Fuzzy Nation is a reimagining of the story and events in… 462 more words

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The Human Division - Sixth week

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