The one book you need to understand alt-right trolls

Antisocial is a deep dive into the extremist views.

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  • The New Yorker's Adam Marantz spent three years embedded with leading alt-right voices.
  • His book, Antisocial, carries you deep inside the mindset and motivation behind online trolling.
  • To get back on track, Marantz believes we need a "new moral vocabulary."
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Is globalization actually disempowering?

More than ever before, we're aware of the tragedy and suffering that goes on in the world. But does that mean we can do more about it?

  • All animals operate on empirical senses to survive. With technology, humans have so increased our sensorial capacity that we maintain a high stress level without necessarily being in danger.
  • Globalization creates a sense of unity in that we are aware of what's going on in the world without being empowered to do something about the tragedy that occurs.
  • By narrowing that focus, we can actually have an impact.
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Cops make ‘quilt’ out of homeless signs. Is panhandling free speech?

A photo showing two Alabama police officers bragging about a "homeless quilt" made from confiscated panhandling signs raises questions about the constitutionality of panhandling.

  • In a photo posted to Facebook, two Alabama police officers can be seen holding a collection of signs that police had ostensibly taken from homeless people.
  • By Monday afternoon, the photo had been shared thousands of times on social media, where some people were calling for the officers to be fired.
  • The incident raises questions over an unclear legal question in the U.S.: Is nonviolent panhandling a form of protected speech?
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The tech effect on mental health: Are we getting it wrong?

Expert opinions matter, especially when their knowledge is continuously refined by critical analysis.

  • Fringe groups are fusing together via social media. The result? People with world views that are founded on a myriad of conspiracy beliefs.
  • In Jesse Walker's The United States of Paranoia he classifies four different types of paranoid thinking that have occurred throughout America's history: Enemies outside, enemies within, enemies above, and enemies below.
  • We need to be picky about our sources of information and trust expertise — that is, trust people whose life work is enmeshed in a particular subject.
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5 tools every entrepreneur should have, all on sale now

After saving literally thousands on these business aids, you'll already be well on your way to a thriving new venture.

  • These tools can help businesses improve their planning, presentations and online presence.
  • Each of these offers comes with a lifetime subscription.
  • All five deals are currently over 95% off.
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