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Contributing Writer @NYTMag. Columnist @Harpers. Board Member @AmericanAcademy, @EinsteinForum and @JoinPersuasion. Fellow @AEI. Speaking Requests: @APBspeakers

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The application for the 2022 Class of @NewAmerica National Fellows is open until February 1st! Apply now if you’re… https://t.co/74OFif2OkF
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @sarahgrcev Definitely not healthy! @CyrusTheEIder Wow @ijbailey it's a joke"The more Americans learn to tolerate difference the less they are able to tolerate indifference. But it is precise… https://t.co/Ql7D2BwjN8Lilla: https://t.co/XpDnlLkJVP @the_happyproton @readliberties his essay is very well done. by indifference he doesn't mean don't care. he means b… https://t.co/TvaoRBhe6x @the_happyproton @readliberties i agree––become more indifferent but not apathetic @HaMeturgeman that's a good point, but what do you think is the main reason? it's not poverty. @bungarsargon really scary on a certain level. are we doomed to these sisyphean debates? @bungarsargon I'm reading his daughter right now! These conversations have been going on for so long!I implicate myself here, of course, Trump became too much a part of my life. Am increasingly influenced by Mark Lil… https://t.co/yqbjr9OVl0When identity, self-expression and one’s "personal narrative" become the basis for the collective politics/morality… https://t.co/VOEU6jXDCX @Bradninchfellow precisely @jfosterross i intend toThey both make a valid point about one half of the problem: We should take politics seriously and organize, but we… https://t.co/7ZE9udK3luI would stream this YouTube channel all day. https://t.co/jcE22ollsY
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1/21
2021
@YvonneRosselin @EricWollberg thank you! @jpsaverino @JackMillerCtr @ASU_SCETL Thank you! @doppioshawn @ASU_SCETL thank you so much for attending!The jokes have been good today https://t.co/1t15dzCedVMy wife and I were greatly honored and moved to attend this inauguration, a victory for democracy, and to hear the… https://t.co/eOjjlJb3dI
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain’t his whole day. https://t.co/wCRyoxU3V2
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @huskyjayhawk @Harpers Thank you so much @tomphilpott @JoinPersuasion @Quillette @Yascha_Mounk Hardly @tomphilpott @JoinPersuasion @Quillette @Yascha_Mounk don't tag me in nonsense like thisObama stays suntannedUnderrated benefit of Biden is that you cannot, hard as you try, make a cult of him
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧Feeling overwhelming gratitude for the adults in the room...
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧“If it was not clear already, one stinging lesson from 2020 is that our countrymen are not buying what the online a… https://t.co/niEH5rFb56
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @BrianOFahey1 oh, man @Shteyngart, i nominate you!Who is going to be able to step forth and write fiction about all of that?Today at 2 PM EST, @thomaschattwill will offer a critical reflection on ‘race and identity’ for @ASU_SCETL's… https://t.co/q6qDQQwJYP
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @SundPamela the entirety of his being in that office was toxicWe made it https://t.co/kUm6PCy84EWhat a sentence to type https://t.co/asmbVR5E1a @koleegjis 😂Kodak Black: 1 Julian Assange: 0 @lemusadavid Haha, exactly!And what about Bobby Shmurda?https://t.co/vpB6kWD4Ib https://t.co/8RFbcGFkl3
1/20
2021
Two sides of the same tragic coin: one exaggerates sameness, the other obsesses over difference. What Albert Murray… https://t.co/zurhKBqYYtBy the Transitive Property of Whatever, the Harpers Letter signatories - Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie, etc. - are e… https://t.co/EnmSAWV9Wb
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @jcapital54 Sure does @shermham Feel free to expand @thomaschattwill @davidklion doesn't do nuance, let alone close reading
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧I know the point here is to be dishonest, but the obvious answer is that the thing distinguishing the two is the ex… https://t.co/aUnDx7NyEEhttps://t.co/y3SX8YqzUh @moultano @Harpers She’s not quite arguing about who has had rights, though. She’s making an argument that certain… https://t.co/d5E0zyVAAkhttps://t.co/mjUL1NEe0p @StrangelEdweird i feel like we are there now!https://t.co/6o1WAEDBqYI filed it a month ago, but my new column in the latest issue of @Harpers turns out to be a long response to the ki… https://t.co/48oagrXwiEhttps://t.co/08N4nXYveS @jasonintrator @JohnHMcWhorter @CathyYoung63 @ArcDigi have to disagree. the other piece is elegantly written, but i… https://t.co/PntqF2dcDn @JohnHMcWhorter @CathyYoung63 @ArcDigi really nice corrective to the other piece, @CathyYoung63One must make distinctions, as Cathy always does. Is cancel culture just good old enforcement of norms all agree up… https://t.co/lBoJP3Xq7t
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @TheDjOfChoice Oh, is that what he said? Must be true then.To be clear, these troops, indirectly, really are *forcing* Trump to leave. He was clearly hellbent on staying to t… https://t.co/GdEobnVP6RHow Obama How Trump handed over was forced the keys… https://t.co/qXNmDZkqnA @OldKanart ??This is not a proud image. This is a document of American decline. https://t.co/FJbyiP5NwdOne of the fastest ways to learn whether your group is a Cult is to ask a friend who is not in the group.
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @EcclesiastesSun @samuelmoyn No worries! @EcclesiastesSun @samuelmoyn I wasn’t actually part of that groupmy hunch is that Mr. Trump might not receive his security deposit back in full
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @chrisgrigsby it's beautiful, but i don't see a single bookThis is a dream house https://t.co/9nNZtdtEIDIt’s a great 🇺🇸 tradition https://t.co/metbZs1JgG https://t.co/aRY5DJetFN
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @stinson Damn!After 1460 long days, today is the last day of Donald Trump’s presidency. @LostNCheeseland it doesn't spread during the daytime
1/19
2021
@kevinholtsberry Hey, thank you so much for this @yaffaesque but you could imagine the trump era created a context for some people to be a bit braver than even mitt… https://t.co/ofSLvQWPt8 @nicolebrianne @lhgraeff @afessasanoy do you think russia will give navalny a fair trial? @lhgraeff @afessasanoy if he came home, we could start to discussThere used to be. On MLK Day, it's a relevant question. I don't think there is one today. @afessasanoy not even close!Is there a single American in public life with the courage of Alexey Navalny? @RudelyStamped Hadn’t seen this! @wesyang gotta hit those pull muscles, too!By this precise measure, we can say with absolute certainty that you and your boss and the entire administration fa… https://t.co/f6WKH9CHHUI should specify: it's not disagreement that is a problem. Civil disagreement is welcome and necessary. I'm talking… https://t.co/bcZDhwcLPJ @LexRadix oh, totally, it's the complaining about your posting that is bizarre. civil disagreement is fine. @damintoell 😂A real but strange type on Twitter: the righteous and exercised person who follows and always interacts with your p… https://t.co/vCk3eQzhku @HypeVaughan @jarretcrawford genuinely confused: you follow me. that's a choice. i invite you to unfollow. will blo… https://t.co/ggwWD0mP1D @HypeVaughan @jarretcrawford The point is insightful and can be understood within historical context and reinterpre… https://t.co/6jw1BwAgdLAnd speaking of MLK today, this is my favorite photo of him: https://t.co/Hy6o9PcnQY#nightofideas #livestream @ifru_london 28 Jan - 7.10pm Is #FreeSpeech still a right? #LionelShriverhttps://t.co/nt8XTZMS4y
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce … close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists” —Martin Luther King, Jr.Surprised how much pushback there is here. Bottom line is, if you have to have 25,000 troops stationed in the natio… https://t.co/yHjsiZbgsbI think we've got to at least put an asterisk next to it https://t.co/hAus9vQ0Qw
1/18
2021
@kunktation 🙏🏽 @MichaelDavSmith UnrealFor this week’s newsletter, @kuokuomich and I interviewed @sebastianveghk, who brought us up to speed on the arrest… https://t.co/Kr56Dz6qRH
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧The president's entourage are selling promises to pardon. Of course. https://t.co/MFwaFVEcLc
Retweeted by Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 @gregthomas22 I’d love to read that, man @DanJBray 🙏🏽
1/17
2021

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