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Editor of @CurAffairs, political columnist for the @guardian I don't check this account much, sorry for failures to reply. https://t.co/T099mjbAIo

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A couple of years ago I wrote about how the NY Times covered the rise of Hitler, using neutral or even positive lan… https://t.co/t6sobU0ve8
6/2
2020
@lyta_gold wrote it tho, i was just a tradesman commissioned to assemblefor the latest print issue of @curaffairs I built an entire parody board game about having your campaign screwed ov… https://t.co/ehCjhhmDyqIn the Guardian today on why we need to stop the violent rioters marauding across America, aka police officers. https://t.co/jTFs8zg1AyDamage to property and damage to people's bodies are not the same thing. https://t.co/WK9FJ3VhW4So this is a fantastic interview between @curaffairs and Rep. Omar - can’t wait to listen to it in full. Massey doe… https://t.co/lbhkw6lQsN
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonUNLOCKED 📻 2019 roundtable with radical queer writers ⁦@NairYasmin⁩ Nair, ⁦@ConnerHabib⁩ and ⁦@mbsycamore⁩ on Pride… https://t.co/Ogd5EGlneH
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6/1
2020
TONIGHT at 10pm LIVE! I'll be talking to Margaret Kimberley @freedomrideblog, editor and senior columnist at… https://t.co/jmqqRlCMlQ
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5/31
2020
if you're having trouble thinking about the ways in which the policing system makes even "good cops" into murderers… https://t.co/Mv0sUP8c3O
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5/30
2020
“The restraints of Communism would be freedom in comparison with the present condition of the majority of the human… https://t.co/Ykcq5kpWehNew video by @UnlearnEcon Go subscribe now! If you know anything about him, you know that he'll always offer insigh… https://t.co/VxrhQ2acS3
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson"When the looting starts, the shooting starts" means applying the death penalty extrajudicially for property crimes… https://t.co/YdwOgRNVPf @GlennLittle5 I don't want anything of mine burned down but that is separate from the question of whether or not it… https://t.co/draQ7EOq9e @wb_thorne Absolutely. @MCTothSTL Firing someone destroys them financially. Dumping someone destroys them emotionally. Do you call these a… https://t.co/NSVe1Vq9HHDestruction of property is not "violence." Destruction of human beings is violence. Harm to inanimate matter does n… https://t.co/oWPFri37LM
5/29
2020
once again we are prophets https://t.co/uJfngY8FQU
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonCA's @lyta_gold wrote a satirical depiction of a prosecutor explaining why they're declining to bring charges again… https://t.co/mCJGSBpxKWThis is a really fun CA podcast episode from a little while ago in which @orennimni and I discuss what we find valu… https://t.co/lwDKMtvtNjThis is a great video about the new wave of left media. And I do not just say it's great because it mentions… https://t.co/iXTcwJPkqANEW 📻 Rep. @IlhanMN answers @EliJMassey’s questions on foreign policy, Israel, drone strikes, Margaret Thatcher, Pr… https://t.co/ceyI8aeSay
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson"One should never underestimate the American elite’s capacity to get workers to blame themselves for their misfortu… https://t.co/5MZvZoZdGUTranscript of the CA interview with Ilhan Omar! https://t.co/pNQyBckPyLHere are some ideas for how advertising can become more horrible and intrusive. https://t.co/S4aKxHF2TXThe better question is: why are there magazines that DON'T have a formal editorial stance in favor of casting the e… https://t.co/5Hj8IWO89V @AGHamilton29 @curaffairs Really not sure how a critique of the terminology used in the field of economics is inval… https://t.co/QGQxlRx1XRIn the latest Current Affairs Mad Lib by @lyta_gold, you are a prosecutor who must come up with an explanation for… https://t.co/64kBMfx6Vq
5/28
2020
Eli is a great interviewer, very good at asking people tough questions without just mindless hostility. We are very… https://t.co/8vKkPXNP11 @hotzington we tried but it wouldn't fitI think you must! https://t.co/S0xxOWqh0M https://t.co/4x6g7qZQng @JohnJ60080420 hey thanks! you are one of very few.The @curaffairs interview with @IlhanMN is up! Well done to @EliJMassey for asking some excellent and unexpected qu… https://t.co/7WX5DFBDSnWhat other magazine is mature and insightful enough to put the words "Elon Musk And Other Stupid Dorks" on its cove… https://t.co/OuMPSMG2sVThe YouTube comments on CA videos show we are definitely succeeding in producing the intended effect. https://t.co/vnz6V8EO2e
5/27
2020
My colleague @ambientGillian has written a damn good article about a damn good show. Read the article then watch th… https://t.co/x8MVoeEgg4
5/26
2020
if you want to read something uplifting with descriptions of a possible good future, my book Why You Should Be A So… https://t.co/SzPciDhtCxI’m back in Current Affairs after a much too long hiatus with some fresh thoughts about Biden and #aintblack. The… https://t.co/Idbui1Hzb6
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonAt @curaffairs we want to make sure we cover good leftists running for local, state, and federal office. But often… https://t.co/DEfPUMbwwdNow this is a fun episode of the Current Affairs podcast: @EliJMassey wonders whether he should go to law school, a… https://t.co/OpxJmGk4pK"It’s not just Biden who owes Black voters an apology. It’s a Democratic political establishment which only sees Bl… https://t.co/yH9DclQDoeGreat to have @briebriejoy back in Current Affairs! https://t.co/UHghlyqqqg
5/25
2020
@olivertraldi Or Marianne Williamson might just have a good sense of humor.
5/24
2020
My Socialism debate with Dinesh D'Souza has been postponed but in the meantime here's a "point-counterpoint" in… https://t.co/II0vX8rJ95
5/23
2020
this WSJ feature on high-end home studies inadvertently exposes the intellectual pretensions of the super-rich. not… https://t.co/e0HakXXqZf
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinsoncurrent affairs in-house economist @IronicProfessor offers a quick and handy explanation of why capitalism is incom… https://t.co/KRdnk6IVot
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonWe'll be recording a Listener Voicemail episode of the Current Affairs podcast soon. Leave us a message at 504-867-… https://t.co/T4SDpeSqzE
5/22
2020
who could write this but @maximillian_alv https://t.co/2B3i8Q8eX3this passage about a hospital laundry worker shows what was idiotic about Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Rand thought i… https://t.co/G8Rv2fMNormad af in the Guardian today https://t.co/vY0eUjzXpQ
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson(The best succinct explanation of how the entire discipline of economics presents a fundamentally warped view of th… https://t.co/FNQXQ5xom5One reason economics is such a joke is that it doesn't emphasize the actual conditions under which humans work. Tak… https://t.co/UhxQ8lBWe4(My students would also be required to listen to an episode of Max’s Working People podcast every week and then cho… https://t.co/8SqcaFRXuyIt is about much more than the world of work, but it has more insight than every Econ 101 textbook put together. It… https://t.co/sjLIWKKm2yIf I ever find myself teaching an economics course, on day 1 I will make sure every student reads this essay by… https://t.co/ctj18l4YGK
5/21
2020
“There’s something disturbing about Cuomo being hailed as the hero of the pandemic when he should rightly be one of… https://t.co/AxtXShyflE
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinsonreading the print edition of current affairs will transport you to a magic forest https://t.co/S0xxOWqh0M https://t.co/xkkcXh5TYgin this great free country you are free to (a) go to work—and die of a disease or (b) not go to work—and starve. Ca… https://t.co/TtCjXf93xv
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5/20
2020
a great article from @sparkyabraham pointing out what should be obvious: the existence of private schools is inhere… https://t.co/uVUjPZ2Gz8Finland and Cuba have abolished private education with spectacular outcomes for students. Could the U.S. do the sam… https://t.co/rITp8icfMy
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonThe layout of Current Affairs makes me think much more of some extremely high-brow WASP cultural magazine than a so… https://t.co/fz5qWSA2D2
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson @semperfitrex @AviWoolf A man's blindfold must always match his mask, lining, and pocket square.
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5/19
2020
@ryanlcooper Smith says that Farrow misrepresented his conversation with Hillary Clinton's spokesman, citing Hillar… https://t.co/P7hSV626JV @BarryHerbers I think reading the full memoir will answer the question to your satisfaction @ajitrkhegde I did not "travel 60 years into the future." My 87 year old self appeared to me and transmitted the te… https://t.co/AYSEDnHrYAI did not write an "elaborate fake history." I wrote a factual memoir documenting (based on source material, diarie… https://t.co/9lfcpd7iid @getfiscal the damage is already fucking done, don @BarryHerbers about electricity not electricians. and yes, that is the source of the name "current." it was originally intended as a pun.people should check the FACTS before they spout off https://t.co/qny0mFVPWLI have written in exhaustive detail about the early days in my memoir, "My Affairs," which I made available free to… https://t.co/33bfK6ao9ZUtterly false. I was APPOINTED editor by the existing owner (Domino) and turned the mag around, rescuing it from fi… https://t.co/BCKG3oXsVyI stand by what I said. https://t.co/2uFiJo4V15https://t.co/FHV0sIlmyFI AM fun! https://t.co/8DBzpBeE9S @captaintransma @curaffairs Thanks! Current Affairs sells posters of this on their online store: https://t.co/P0qIjRpVlk
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonThe dishonesty of the right-wing attack on "socialism." https://t.co/pSQvddzCui
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson @MattBruenig Perhaps beyond the scope of the paper but to me that makes the whole policy even more useless. @MattBruenig Excellent. But I wish you had included your thing about how stupid it is to talk about "lifting people… https://t.co/jMzcsxzd07for my review of Rand Paul's "Case Against Socialism" I made a Reactionary Talking Point Bingo card that you can pl… https://t.co/xepnVGUBAA*Sorry, I said "5" parts. Typo. It's actually SIX parts, plus introduction and conclusion. @ryanlcooper what the hell is wrong with meIncidentally my next book is called "DESTROYED: Quick Responses to 100 Terrible Conservative Arguments."I do not expect anybody to read this full thing—it's 16,000 words plus a Bingo card. But I do hope that this will b… https://t.co/HgE4kxkcoqA reader asked me to review @RandPaul's "Case Against Socialism," goading me by saying that if I couldn't respond,… https://t.co/Uw87B105Ui
5/18
2020
Bill Maher thinks the term "Chinese virus" is a perfectly reasonable, accurate, and neutral designation. He is comp… https://t.co/aC8hqg3vONThe State of New York was warned. They were begged. They declined to release him. And now he's dead. https://t.co/dO2ugUfBtXMy first thought is that the people who did this to him should be the ones in the cages. The administrators I encou… https://t.co/c1uQ5BSo2gI knew this man. Mr. Smalls was a good person. I never saw him without those gold glasses. Keeping seniors in cages… https://t.co/LPwyfGQYdN
5/17
2020
My colleague Lyta Gold is a brilliant fiction writer and this story is an observant snapshot of life in these times https://t.co/lw5m8DxlTQ
5/16
2020
This is an excellent read on the sham that is "Eko Atlantic". My views on Lagos are fairly established at this poin… https://t.co/bAvzrFOdKR
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson @ryangrim @matthewstoller @mtracey The complacency is unbelievable. Fine, you don't need organizers. You don't need… https://t.co/OGt8QcaHWhHi 👋 please help me tell @hyundai to stop exploiting the struggles of disabled people to increase shareholder profi… https://t.co/I5mN4pieWS
Retweeted by Nathan J Robinson @briebriejoy Assuming it was true, why does he think those people "hate Democrats" anyway? Any serious examination… https://t.co/BbMvDXAFXy @EoinHiggins_ I used to wonder why they weren't putting Biden on TV more. Now I'm begging them to keep him as far away from TV as possible.Political malpractice to let this guy be the nominee. It’s insane. “If they believe Tara Reade, they probably sho… https://t.co/EuJQAnnfyR
Retweeted by Nathan J RobinsonI am not going to encourage people to unify behind Biden because that would be incredibly irresponsible. Until we a… https://t.co/Eba7rhWCgz"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!" I hear myself screaming to Dems all the time. Did you learn nothing from 2016? Trump is no… https://t.co/KuS26SziMNI have written a book about Trump. I have studied every part of his life, and the idea of him winning a 2nd term sc… https://t.co/Q8uKaNnVOeThe threat Trump poses cannot be overstated. A 2nd Trump term might well bring the country into outright dictatorsh… https://t.co/ikThAMH93sThere is no sense rallying round Joe Biden as long as there is still technically chance to replace him. In fact, th… https://t.co/QSsuk9KVwuThis administration just keeps thinking up new ways to be cruel to immigrants. They delight in it, too. Stephen Mil… https://t.co/UEmM9afnDP
5/15
2020

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