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Nationalism

My Dictator: Growing up in Ceausescu’s Romania

We believed—at least a little—the things we had been repeating all our lives.

Grocery-store nationalism

In the grocery store, sometimes I feel very conscious of the length of my short dress, or whom I have gone with.

My Dictator: Slobodan Milosevic

He cast fellow Serbian nationalists as victims and heroes, and himself a great patriot defending the kingdom.

NYT Fact Check: David Brooks

You are in the business of forgetting, so in the end I have nothing much to offer you.

“Libtard” in the Chinese style

Activists in China concerned with social justice issues are derided for their "baizuo" mentality.

The National Enquirer Used to Be Fun and Good

Though no one should ever be made to consider Henry Kissinger’s dick.

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Pure Laine

There is a toxic purity myth lurking behind the image of socially progressive Quebec.