Freddie deBoer

Fredrik deBoer
cool but rude
Created 24 Feb 2021
  • It Could Be So Much Better Than This
    24 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 141 283
    (this is a goblin) The internet sucks. It’s a pestilence on mankind. It destroys empathy and promotes division and eradicates community. A generation’s confidence and sense of transcendent meaning is ...
  • The Witching Hour Approaches
    23 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 296 0
    It would be a mistake to say that social justice politics - OK, alright, fine, fuck it, wokeness - is winning. It's not losing, either. I think winning and losing implies a level of coherence to the p...
  • The Failure of Occupy is Almost Complete
    22 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 164 250
    “yeah, sure, black lives matter, who gives a fuck” This will be a short week due to Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. I talk to a lot of young lefties. This was a constant experience in the 11 years ...
  • Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Dawn of Everything: Chapter 2
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 13
    I’m thinking that it makes the most sense to just run through some of my own reactions as I go, and summarize only when I think it’s useful. I can’t promise that the formatting or the flow of ideas wi...
  • Digest, 11/20/2021: Only the Red Line Lives On
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 21 43
    I’m going through some stuff, and I’m annoyed at myself and my own work, which happens and is part of why I publish so much. (I’m fine.) So I’m not in the mood to do any recaps of the past week. That ...
  • Portnoy's Tale, or MeToo, Social Sanction, and Leverage
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 62 40
    BRAH I’ll start with two important points. One, I have no opinion at all on the legitimacy or accuracy of the sexual misconduct accusations against Dave Portnoy, as I could never have access to the re...
  • Spotters Don't "Help"
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 33 45
    I felt bummed out by this morning’s post and I don’t want this to be a maudlin newsletter so here’s a vlog of me complaining about stuff that’s none of my business in the weight room. I’m afraid the a...
  • I Would Like Closure, But I'll Take Honesty
    18 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 403 0
    The New York Times is special. Often enough it’s specially frustrating, but no one could doubt that it has a special place in our culture and in the hearts of many. Including my own. So it was a big d...
  • Demian: “The Bird Fights Its Way Out of the Egg” and "Jacob Wrestling"
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 14 37
    which are Sinclairs and which are Demians? My patient dream bird was on its way searching for my friend…. Don’t look now, but we’re almost out of book already! I’ll be putting an email out to the main...
  • The Dawn of Everything: Chapter One
    17 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 27 46
    I have had complicated feelings towards David Graeber since I first encountered his work. That there was brilliance in a lot of what he did was never in doubt to me. He was a consummate big-picture th...
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