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Will Wilkinson
Artisanal takes for the discerning take-consumer (and more!) from Will Wilkinson.
Created 25 Nov 2018
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  • Before Truth: Curiosity, Negative Capability, Humility
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 16 1
    The truth is in there somewhere Subscribe now My old friend John Tomasi, newly installed as the President of the Heterodox Academy, has written a lovely, stimulating, little essay in praise of curiosi...
  • A Case Study in NIMBY Entitlement
    01 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 20 4
    The exclusive, pale beauty of the single-family home with a garden “lifestyle.” Subscribe now I’m a little late to this but don’t want to let the delicious opportunity pass. John Mirisch, former mayor...
  • Updates
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 2
    Last week, I wrote a piece for the Washington Post on Larry Elder’s semi-insane attempt to run Trump’s Big Lie playbook in a state as blue as a Malibu noon. Read more
  • A Truckload of Resources on the Southernification of Rural America
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 13
    The owner of a pickup truck in Pennsylvania flies flags in support of the United States of America, treason against the United States of America, Southern heritage, white supremacy, and legal impunity...
  • Republicans Finally Caught the Car (Subscriber Audio)
    05 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Subscriber audio of “Republicans Finally Caught the Car,” Model Citizen, September 3, 2021 Read more
  • Republicans Finally Caught the Car
    03 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 36 4
    Subscribe now Texas has banned abortion, more or less. Terminating a pregnancy is now categorically forbidden in the Lone Star State except in the brief period before the embryo develops something tha...
  • The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America (Subscriber Audio)
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Subscriber audio of “The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America,” Model Citizen, August 30, 2021 Read more
  • The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America
    30 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 36 33
    Subscribe now When I was a kid, the accents changed. Driving north from central Iowa through the corn toward Minnesota, the dialect would gradually get a little Fargo — a little Norwegian bachelor far...
  • I'm So Intellectually Brave (Subscriber Audio)
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Subscriber audio of “I’m So Intellectually Brave,” Model Citizen, August 17, 2021 Read more
  • I'm So Intellectually Brave!
    18 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 23 8
    Intrepid podcaster putting her life on the line with brave takes. Subscribe now According to the promo copy for Honestly with Bari Weiss, a podcast hosted by Bari Weiss, “The most interesting conversa...
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