Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid


Senior fellow @BrookingsInst; Contributing editor @TheAtlantic; Author #IslamicExceptionalism. Find my books here: https://t.co/7ixbCJfu9Z

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The Markle interview is a landmark post-Trump moment. Hard to imagine it dominating our national or social media attention to such an extent if Trump was still president.

Clubhouse is another embodiment of the new era. Trump barely comes up in conversation. Instead, people spend hours talking about foreign policy or go whale moaning—things which had declined in importance in the preceding 4 years.

Of course, boredom is a modern luxury, so we should count ourselves lucky.

Also I didn't know who Archie was before last night

Especially when it comes to elite culture, politics, and media, the U.S. is significantly less racist than European countries. It's not even close. Americans sometimes forget this.

I'll be hanging out with @dmarusic  at 630pm EST on Clubhouse. If you're a reader of listener of @WisdomCrowdsPod  or if you're just bored, join us! Topic: Royals, Racism, and the Fall of the British Empire

How is this a major news item? *Non*-vaccinated people were already doing this.

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For those of you who were in our raucous clubhouse room earlier, @ChristineEmba  took me to task. I left the room. Epicness ensued. If you want to experience this in longer, recorded form, check out our classic @WisdomCrowdsPod  episode:

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Muslims were another minority group where Trump made significant gains. 35% voted for Trump, according to this AP VoteCast survey

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I see Ilhan Omar being attacked in some conservative circles for not denouncing Al Qaeda. Her response was the correct one—she refused to dignify it with an answer. No American Muslim should have to spell out that they're anti-Al Qaeda. It should be the starting presumption

For a lot of us, this wasn't just normal politics. It was about the safety of our families and communities. That's why it's really scary

Wow. I didn’t know what to expect. But this is one of the most powerful speeches I’ve seen from a politician in a long time. This is Atlanta mayor @KeishaBottoms . Please give it a listen and share:

The pictures of Pompeo grinning, smiling, and laughing with the crown prince—as if a journalist wasn't just murdered—are remarkable. Not only is it bad policy; it's downright embarrassing. It makes Pompeo look like an unserious pushover. It's really indefensible on any grounds

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Remember all those commentators and journalists who smugly informed us that the Woke craziness and suppression of campus speech was being overhyped and it was just a few overzealous students? They'll never admit they're wrong. But they were very, very wrong

This is an early contender for silliest single sentence of 2021. Awe-inspiring.

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As #Sweden  continues to refuse lockdown, its deaths per million is skyrocketing, far exceeding the US as well as its neighbors. Compare to Finland and Norway, for example

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My new piece in @TheAtlantic  is out today: The Chinese regime *is* to blame, and we shouldn't be coy about saying so. To say that this is racism is absurd. A regime is not a race

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