It’s always fascinating when a public official commits a Kinsley gaffe, and the veil drops for a brief moment.
Did you know that Finland has twice as many mass shootings per capita as the US? Discussing violence honestly matters, and propaganda, even for a good cause, is counterproductive — as in criminologist Frederic Lemieux’s analysis.
The Finnish welfare state is being eroded, and the far right has gained momentum. As the country turns one hundred, what’s happened to Finland?
Stop saying, “Isn’t it unbelievable that Trump is president?” It’s the kind of disjointed revelation you get when you’re high. “Isn’t it amazing that we have, like, hands? Doesn’t it blow your mind that trees exist?”
Anti-Americanism is as old as America, and so are many of its most common tropes, but the underlying beliefs and justifications vary. America’s pathology has been depicted as manifesting its inherent racism, or its racial inferiority; as being due to a lack of democracy or too much democracy; and the criticism has been leveled from the left, the right, and everywhere in between.
Who are we insulting when we use the word “whore”? And who can metaphorically suck off whom?
The European collective myopia regarding the US affects major policy decisions and the reporting on them.