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From Within the Fallout Zone

April 3, 2017

“Google: a terrorist’s best friend” read the Daily Mail’s frontpage headline after the Westminster attack. The Mail, going out of their way to verify that Google truly is a friend of “the Terrorists”, investigated thoroughly: “it took the Mail two minutes to find a manual on how to use a car in a mass murder.” […]

March 20, 2017

Popular political discourse has recently become a language for extroverts. Created by extroverts, it is best consumed and regurgitated by them too. Shouted from on-high, the difference between *the* Truth and a half-truth is blurred. With this blurring, the importance of truth in political discourse is displaced. Suddenly we find ourselves in a world where […]

March 3, 2017

“Why did you move to London?” has been the question of the last two months. “Wellington was getting very small” is the fallback, along with something about using an EU visa before Brexit. Although these responses are prepackaged, there is something to them. (And “I wanted to stay with my girlfriend” seems all a bit […]