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Jeffrey Sachs
Lecturer at Acadia University. Judicial politics, authoritarianism, Islamic law. Specializing in Sudan/Egypt. Occasionally free speech on campus issues as well.
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Jeffrey Sachs 8h
Replying to @AlecCrisman @RogueWPA
I couldn’t say. I think it’s just that you each have locked accounts.
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Jeffrey Sachs 9h
Replying to @RogueWPA @AlecCrisman
A shame, I think you’d get along very well.
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Jeffrey Sachs 9h
Replying to @AlecCrisman @RogueWPA
had some thoughts on this, if you follow him.
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Jeffrey Sachs 10h
Replying to @ZachG932
More like trying to damage the professional or personal reputation with others. It’s the third party bystander who’s the real target of cancel attempts, not the offender him/herself.
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Jeffrey Sachs 10h
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
Replying to @JeffreyASachs
There’s a danger with defining fascist dictatorship as a regime type, and not as a kind of relationship that exists between ruler and ruled. It lets us historicize it, pathologize it, make it an unimportant exception to a broadly liberal democratic rule.
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
Replying to @JeffreyASachs
But since then, has fascist ideology gained a foothold on American government? Yeah, I’d say so. You can find it where state power is most absolute, most closely married with patriotic fervor and the rhetoric of law and order. The border comes to mind. Prisons too.
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
Replying to @JeffreyASachs
During and after the 2016 campaign, Shadi wrote a bunch of pieces (eg in FP) about the risk of democratic backsliding, illiberal democracy, hybrid regimes, etc. The whole Svolik/Levitsky/Geddes thing. I think that was smart. I think he was right to be concerned.
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
There’s something a bit pointless about this arg. The US isn’t in danger of becoming a fascist dictatorship, but that doesn’t mean some Americans can’t experience fascist rule. It probably won’t collapse into authoritarianism, but it could certainly stop being a true democracy.
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
Replying to @ininteriority
Yup.
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Philippe Lagassé 11h
We are all teachers
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
The lawsuits over the election are going to go on so long that they’ll merge seamlessly with the lawsuits over GOP legislatures stripping incoming Dems of power. It’ll be like when Christmas decorations go up before Thanksgiving.
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Jeffrey Sachs 11h
Replying to @ininteriority
Most of the Great Books are legitimately great and at least some of them should be required reading.
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Jeffrey Sachs 13h
Replying to @JeffreyASachs
Ben Shapiro, enemy of cancel culture.
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Jeffrey Sachs 14h
Replying to @JustSayXtian
Wait, is there really any evidence that Herod wasn't Jewish?
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Jeffrey Sachs 14h
Pretty big talk from a guy whose website calls on universities to fire professors for unpopular speech.
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Jeffrey Sachs 15h
Replying to @JeffreyASachs
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Jeffrey Sachs 16h
Don't you bastards dare meme this. It's too pure.
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Jeffrey Sachs 16h
What would it look like if we talked as much about brainwashing and ideological capture in law enforcement as we do for universities?
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Philip Klinkner 24h
How can you control the Court when your justices are just neutral arbiters of the law, merely “calling balls and strikes”?
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