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29 June - 25 August
I got very busy with a thesis project and a protest, so weeks have gone by without a digest post. Expect a more regular pace of posting in the future.
29 June - I made an assessment of where the chips were falling in Russia.
30 June - I posted a a recording of my Twitter/X space with Donovan Cleckley.
5 July - It was time to focus on the American Civil Liberties Union again.
9 July - Someone needed to contextualize the situation in Zaporizhzhia with the historiography of the very first decisive combined arms campaign.
10 July - This story about an intersectional car-crash of woke was too much fun to write.
12 July - This is a series of articles from the spring of 2022 combined and reissued behind a paywall.
12 July - Reacting to the David Grusch story, I recognized the cultic elements of UFOlogy grasping for mainstream attention once more.
14 July - Ali Alexander is an occasional feature of this website.
16 July - Another assessment of Ukrainian tactics as they were revised in the course of the counteroffensive.
21 July - Another post about the ACLU. They are not what they once were. Every American should be worried, for they have far too much power and hteir activist agenda is no longer in line with core American civic values.
22 July - Here is a paywalled article about a prehistoric battle.
26 July - Another paywalled article, combining articles published in the spring of 2022, that came out of an intensive seminar on the historiography of Islam.
17 July - Following David Grusch’s nothingburger testimony, it was time to expose what he was likely hiding behind his scary-sounding terminology.
28 July - A major retailer hates women.
28 July - When I finished drafting my thesis, I held this impromptu Twitter/X space and let loose on my topic. It’s a huge story and telling it is giving me historian impostor syndrome.
30 July - Following the Kerch Bridge strikes, Ukrainian strategy began to resemble the outline I have drawn for months and months.
31 July - Yes, I watched it. As a cultural watershed, it completes the arc of anomie and loneliness in a culture that has less actual sex and intimacy than ever before.
2 August - Ruy Teixeira reads the same polls I do, sees the same things.
3 August - The ACLU is terrible for children and other living things.
4 August - This was fun to write. A paywalled article comparing how different artists used the same events, and even the same pictorial elements, to compose very different views of Napoleon.
6 August - I turned a random encounter on Substack Notes into a post at The Distance.
6 August - A friend supplied photos and video to recall a famous WWII assassination.
8 August - Nobody wants a Trump-Biden election — except for Trump supporters and Joe Biden.
8 August - A digest post of recent articles on artistic portrayals of siege. This is a niche area of art history that I relish. It’s okay if I am the only one.
9 August - The witch-hunt in modern times.
10 August - I watched the show so you don’t have to.
10 August - A reposted book review.
14 August - A new book review, this time of an important volume that will share the shelf with Helen Joyce, Kathleen Stock, and Abigail Shrier when the history of this bizarre medical fad is written.
14 August - Another assessment of Zaporizhzhia, and a review of how Ukraine developed the strategy now in use. Further progress this week has met my expectations.
15 August - One of the activists I met in Washington, DC wanted to talk about the new PITT Parents book. We had quite a discussion.
16 August - The Georgia RICO case against Trump is not a joke. People saying otherwise are only fooling themselves.
21 August - Isn’t it exhausting? Aren’t we all exhausted already? I have no idea how we are going to make it.
22 August - Paywalled for two weeks, here is a tale I have discovered in a small town, that will likely form part of my first published book project. Nothing solid, but stand by for announcements.
23 August - A closer look at the wider lens of Genspect, an organization doing great work to help families cope with declarations of ‘gender identity’.
23 August - I have wanted to tell this story for a while now because it resonates with with people seeking their ‘true selves’ in the 21st century.
24 August - The final denouement of the Wagner mutiny demanded my attention.
24 August - I have begun a new series of articles about the ideological indoctrination of Australia and the long march of ‘gender’ gibberish through institutions there.
Thirty-seven articles in 57 days, a thesis, and a protest. I guess that’s productive?
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