TAKING OUT THE STUPID
If there’s one thing more certain than ranking stupidity among a committed segment of the population, it’s that someone somewhere will make money from that stupidity. Meet the claque of right-wing medicos making millions off the idiocy of ivermectin. Facebook is now the largest autocracy in the world, and should be treated as such.
Zemmour for president? The latest offering from France’s long-running assembly line far-right media-political figures. The new villains of inequality? It’s the 9.9% that makes the 0.1% possible that really perpetuate inequality, argues a new book.
CARE AND CARE
It turns out that social scientists rely too much on a small number of ‘model cases’. Monika Krause explores the neglected cases that shed much more light than Sociology 101. Giorgio Agamben versus the pandemic: the philosophy of state power in lockdown. Europe struggles to get his affairs in order in defense (funny, they didn’t seem to have any trouble fighting each other). And the 60th anniversary of the Paris massacre in 1961 is almost with us.