Something I haven't touted as much, though I want to now, is @ArcDigi's commitment to publishing *historical* columns. Our main focus is on current events. But this world did not poof into existence five minutes ago—so history will continue to be a key offering in Arc's lineup.
Here's a piece we just published by @NathGAlexander on the controversy surrounding a work called "Black Athena," which takes us to ancient Greece, Africa, and to investigating whether retrofitting our concepts of race represents unjustified anachronism.…
Here's a piece we published a few days ago by @LDBurnett on the effects that a shift in publishing models in earlier centuries had on the world of literature, and on the fortunes of writers. She then ties it in to a shift we might be seeing today.…
Here's a piece by Micah Bradford in which the presence of *contempt* or *disdain* in America is looked at from a variety of angles, including a historical one, going all the way back to the colonial era.…
Here's a piece by @AndrewSshi on what some major elements of Christendom might have considered a "dangerous idea" during the Middle Ages. It serves up an interesting contrast to what we find dangerous today.…
Here's a piece by @jl_wall on James Weldon Johnson, who wrote a hymn and changed American history. I find it impossible *not* to be moved by "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing." Read about it.…
Here's some excellent metahistory from @MedlinWrites: exploring how historians themselves grappled with events happening in the turbulence of the late '60s.…
Here's the brilliant @Joshua_A_Tait on how the news environment during Watergate, specifically on the right, was so different than the one we have in place today.

Tait's been away on dissertation duty but hopefully we get him back soon!…
Here's Vanessa Holloway, who wrote this for us a couple of years back, on the black experience during the Reconstruction Era. It's so good.…
There is so much more. This was just a sampling.

Historians, get in touch. @ArcDigi is very much interested in your work.

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18 Nov
I understand the concerns about academic fields uncritically adopting boutique progressivist buzzfare. But the dimensions of race and class are absolutely germane to the broader inquiry into “public health.” ImageImageImage
Smart “anti-SJW” people should drop people like Lindsay just like smart “SJW” people should drop people like DiAngelo. They are enemies of nuance. The world is too complex for them.
Like you, but at a far lower level of recognition, I'm a discourse curator. I have a newsletter I'm about to relaunch on this very theme. I run a site in which I try to sift good commentary from bad.

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17 Nov
a lib's dream: changing vote totals on dominion election software, accessed exclusively via Hunter's laptop, stored on Hillary's private server.
a lib's nightmare: patriotic poll watchers bursting through the door with a warrant that's really just a realDonaldTrump tweet that says "you're fired"
a lib's revenge: memorizing all 98,999 pages of obama's first eleven memoirs so that no one can plagiarize him without consequence
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17 Nov
yooooo how do you do fellow kids I just dropped a PHAT FLEET go check it out haha parents r so lame, party at tanner's so hit me up l8er
haha here's my dweeb grandma trying to access my latest FLEET
here are my boyz basically sayin, ‘yo, Belvy, you a real one with these FLEETS’
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16 Nov
Hope the history books record that, after the vaccine announcements, the president was radiating with fully earned acclaim for his heroic efforts to just exist as scientists independently saved our tails.
Also, I'm sure the "historians" will waste no time crediting Trump now that he's warmly suggested they're not true chroniclers of the past by putting their research field in quote marks.
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Sure, it’s easy to make fun of him but I’ll remind my followers that so far no one has disproved his important hypothesis that demons frequently fly commercial.
As justifications for buying private jets go, it's not the worst in the world.
I don't want to fly in a tube with demons, I don't want to watch YouTube with demons, I don't want to canvass for Tuberville with demons. I don't want any of it.
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Glenn Beck cautions Dave Rubin not to be so prematurely giddy. But it’s no use: Rubin’s joy is irrepressible.
What a journey we just went on with Dave.
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