Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez
- Why people shouldn’t feel the need to censor themselves (“You cannot legislate against offence. No legislation, no invention of new crimes and punishments, can possibly introduce irony, forgiveness and good will into minds schooled in the art of being offended.”)
- Being a utopian science fiction writer can be lonely
- Bookish lists: 7 writerly books to read instead of doing NaNoWriMo; 6 needed book nerd holidays
- Contrived patriotism permeates more than sporting events
- Was privacy an anomaly of the 20th century?
- The legacy of “New Atheism“
- Scientists may have discovered an alternate universe
- Leave it to Belarus, the last European dictatorship, to open a Soviet-themed shopping center
Terror consists mostly of useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened people in order to reassure themselves.
Friedrich Engels, Letter to Karl Marx, Sept. 4, 1870