THE PERSUADERS by Anand Giridharadas

THE PERSUADERS by Anand Giridharadas

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RT @hellolanemoore : I just met a woman in a coffee shop because she pet my dog. We ended up talking and bonding for nearly 3 HOURS. Finally…

There are two ways to grow older. The first is that, as your encounter younger people challenging what you and your peers thought normal, you try to swat them away. The second is that you presume they might be telling you something of use and try to figure out what it is.

@WaltMontiel Our entire education system is telling young people the useful things that older people have figured out. I think they get plenty of this.

RT @behindyourback : these are happening so frequently now eventually a train crash is going to accidentally take out a school shooter

“At the heart of strongman rule is the claim that he and his agents are above the law, above judgment, and not beholden to the truth.”

The pivot from “Will they get him?” to “Have prosecutors gone too far?” was brisk!


So @CoriBush  denounces white supremacy on the House floor, and the Republicans literally boo. OK, then. That is very clear.

Last night I learned Cecilia Abbott, Texas’ anti-choice first lady and wife of anti-choice Gov. @GregAbbott_TX , was at my speech on @PersuadersBook  at the Texas Book Festival. So I asked her to carry a message from the room to her husband: “Leave other women’s bodies alone.”

If Silicon Valley’s leaders now believe that, when factors beyond any individual’s control cause hardship, the government should step in to help, they might consider owning the fact that this is the notion they have devoted themselves to maligning.

The obituaries of people who helped break the country are an important testing moment for journalism. Don't let the conventions of the form sanitize a person or their history.

This is how Mark Zuckerberg makes some of the money he then donates to make the world a better place.

“It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection.” ??????

Jeff Bezos just articulated the honest truth too few of us in the media are willing to voice: his trip was paid for not only by Amazon customers but also by Amazon employees — in the form of wages and protections withheld.

What we're trying to do in America is build a kind of country that has seldom, if ever, existed. We are living through a revolt against that future. The future will prevail. Thank you to @TheLastWord  with @Lawrence  for airing my case for hope. Essay:

The way Twitter is treating users right now is how American companies have increasingly been treating people for a generation. It’s the same root cause: power concentration at the very top.