Could Hillary Pass the Turing Test? and Other Scattered Thoughts on the First Debate

Presidential debates are less like parliamentary or academic debates, and more like sports games. Like a sports game, who won the debate is determined by who had the highest score, where the score for each candidate is just the number of people who chose to vote for that candidate based on their performance in the… Continue reading Could Hillary Pass the Turing Test? and Other Scattered Thoughts on the First Debate

Towards the Alt Flat Earth Society: The Comment that Got Me Banned from r/altright

While certain strains within the Alt Right have explicit pretensions to being an intellectual movement, much of the movement remains mired in paranoid insularity and anti-intellectual purity-spiraling. This paranoia was on full display when I was banned from the reddit subreddit r/altright for posting a critical comment to an upcoming "Ask Me Anything" feature with… Continue reading Towards the Alt Flat Earth Society: The Comment that Got Me Banned from r/altright

On Spencer’s Herzlianism for the Current Year

If not Jew and White, then which? It is a curious fact that in the Current Year, the Alt Right understands the Jews better than the Jews understand themselves. While legions of ersatz Larry Davids and Brooklyn-accented Californian soccer moms gather in the hallways of the ADL to issue hollow, self-abnegating proclamations that what it… Continue reading On Spencer’s Herzlianism for the Current Year