Friday Reads

A roundup of good things I read online this week:

A letter to America from Leslie Knope, regarding Donald Trump

I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the president. I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. But I do not accept that our country has descended into the hatred-swirled slop pile that he lives in. I reject out of hand the notion that we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto-fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that. Today, and tomorrow, and every day until the next election, I reject and fight that story.

The Smug Style in American Liberalism

 Knowing is the shibboleth into the smug style’s culture, a cultural that celebrates hip commitments and valorizes hip taste, that loves nothing more than hate-reading anyone who doesn’t get them. A culture that has come to replace politics itself.

Children’s Books That Champion Kindess

Since I can’t convince anyone local to join a book club with me, what about an articles club?

Happy weekend!

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