Monthly Archives: June 2016

The myth of millennials

My latest for Quartz is on the danger of generalizing generations: Three years ago, TIME magazine published a cover story called “The Me Me Me Generation—Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” It was the print … Continue reading

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Trump and Brexit

From my latest for the Globe and Mail: The 2000 race led to the phrase “red states and blue states”. Republican red states are usually in the middle, while Democratic blue states tend to be on the coasts. After 2008, … Continue reading

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The best advice on Twitter trolls was written by al-Ghazali in the 11th century

As I posted on Twitter earlier today, the best advice I’ve seen on dealing with Twitter trolls comes from the 11th century Sufi philosopher al-Ghazali and his text “Ayyuha l’Walad”. Al-Ghazali anticipated our social media problems by 1000 years. By … Continue reading

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What does the election mean for Poland and Polish-Americans?

Last week the Polish news outlet did a long Q & A with me about the  US election, its relevance for Poland, and its relevance for Polish-Americans. A Polish-language excerpt of our conversation is up now on the website. This … Continue reading

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Want to have a career like Hillary’s? You’d best be born like Chelsea

For Quartz, I wrote about the sexism that Hillary Clinton has faced throughout her career, and the economic barriers that prevent young aspiring female politicians from emulating her path: Like all women of her generation, Hillary faced formidable sexism, fighting … Continue reading

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Americans are rejecting capitalism — because capitalism rejected them

My latest is for Foreign Policy: Imagine that you’re twenty years old. You were born in 1996. You were five years old on 9/11. For as long as you can remember, the United States has been at war. When you … Continue reading

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The Orlando massacre

My heart goes out to the victims of the Orlando shooting. I hope people in the area continue to donate blood and that people nationwide give money and support to local organizations working to protect LGBT rights. For the Globe … Continue reading

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Trump’s VP pick

For the Globe and Mail, I wrote about how, if elected, Trump will outsource the day-to-day work of the presidency to the VP — most likely to be Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump’s top adviser, Paul Manafort, recently reflected on the … Continue reading

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