KERFUFFLE

Leighton Akira Woodhouse
Politics, media and social theory
Created 18 May 2021
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  • This Is What Democracy Looks Like
    04 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 8 3
    The first time I heard the chant “This is what democracy looks like!” was during the WTO shutdown of 1999. It made an impression on me because it was a cool chant, but also because it left me scratchi...
  • Big If True
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 12 11
    This is an unlocked subscribers-only post. There was a remarkable story in The New York Times last week, and I don’t mean that in a good way. The story, which made the rounds online, makes the bold, a...
  • Meatspace
    22 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 6 5
    This is an unlocked subscriber-only post. There’s a podcast series by Jon Ronson called The Butterfly Effect, which looks at the way digital technology has upended the porn industry. Ronson describes ...
  • Kmele Foster, Anna Khachiyan and Lee Fang on vaccine mandates, Foucault, neoliberalism & more
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 20
    This week on the podcast, I had Kmele Foster from The Fifth Column, Anna Khachiyan from Red Scare, and The Intercept’s Lee Fang on to talk about vaccine mandates and what they may or may not suggest a...
  • Welcome to Post-Modernity
    15 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 30 32
    There’s an obscure Max Weber essay I once read in grad school that described the evolution of warfare in Europe, from feudal to modern times. A medieval battlefield is about as crude a stage for viole...
  • Welcome to Post-Modernism
    15 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 14 17
    There’s an obscure Max Weber essay I once read in grad school that described the evolution of warfare in Europe, from feudal to modern times. A medieval battlefield is about as crude a stage for viole...
  • This Week in Hate
    06 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 34 15
    Update 09/08/21: Reporting for his Substack, my friend and colleague Zaid Jilani contacted the Sequoyah County Sheriff, who told him, “Yes, I heard that ridiculous story as well. Other than one shooti...
  • Total Recall
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 3
    This is an unlocked paid subscribers-only post. I’m undecided on whether to vote in California’s recall election. I find myself paralyzed by my own political cynicism. I’m not the least bit impressed ...
  • White Coat Waste Project's Justin Goodman on animal experimentation, Anthony Fauci and the lab leak hypothesis
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    Justin Goodman, my guest on this episode of the Kerfuffle podcast, is Vice President of the White Coat Waste Project, a group that opposes taxpayer-funded scientific experimentation on animals. I’ve b...
  • Pulmonologist Katie Hisert on vaccine hesitancy, Ivermectin and other Covid controversies
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 116
    Photo: Jonah Markowitz My podcast guest this week is a lung doctor and a medical research scientist whom I’ve known since we were both little kids. Katie Hisert, MD, PhD, has an even wider scope than ...
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