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29 May - 7 June 2023
I am having another Twitter space tonight to talk about everything I have written lately. Henceforth, these link posts will appear on the same day that I hold an evening Twitter space. Hopefully I can make it a regular Wednesday combo. We will also work in a regular Wednesday Substack Notes thread as well, starting right after this is published. Warning, this annotated link post ends in actual genocide.
On Monday 29 May, Memorial Day, I wrote about memories.
I also made a point about Jeffrey Epstein and the art of damage.
On Tuesday, I wrote another piece about the American Civil Liberties Union losing the plot on women’s rights.
On Wednesday, I published a review of Loyalty House by Jessie Childs. It is for paying subscribers only, but it will unlock for free subscribers in three weeks.
On Thursday last week, I had something to say about the new Glamour. Glossy self-harm celebrations will look really, really bad in retrospect.
I took Friday off to put together some research on the state of the long-range war in Ukraine and Russia. I published the results on Saturday, free to read.
It’s been a busy news cycle, so on Sunday 4 June I wrote about the expanding situtation in Belgorod Oblast and its sandblasting effect on pretensions in Moscow.
Then I wanted subscribers to this website to know about a new historical subject I have taken an interest in exploring further. Astrology is not so interesting to me, but this particular astrologer is. Expect more about William Lilly, subscriber-exclusive at the Ink.
On Monday I asked the question on everybody’s mind these days: what pronouns did Lucy the Australopithecus prefer?
Then I made a musical announcement.
Tuesday was a writing day. This morning, Wednesday 7 June 2023, I published a history of Nazi camp doctor Josef Mengele and his most bizarre experiments on the bodies of children. This article is paywalled. It will be available in one week for free subscribers to The Distance.
I also published my research paper on the 1965 Indonesian genocide, the cultural context of the killings, and how it all fits within the secret history of the Cold War: decolonization, US withdrawal from Vietnam, and the palingenesis of homicidal Latin American despotisms.
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