Category: Society

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Executive Orders: The Musical

One day perhaps someone will write a musical of the short-lived Trump presidency and I will go to the theatre and laugh along with everyone else. In the mean time, things have been very strange. The weekend before last, America’s reigning xenophobic populist signed the executive order banning […]

Agent Provocateur?

Last  Thursday, students at the University of California at Berkeley protested against a scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulus. Milo is a right-wing writer for the populist Breitbart News, and he has made a career out of provoking conflict. He thrives on it. Most recently he incited online abuse of the […]

Aliens in America

These are scary times for aliens in America. They are especially scary times for aliens from certain countries, but all of us are getting a bit twitchy. I’m a non-resident alien in America for nearly six months of the year, and my heart skipped a beat when I […]