Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.
Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’, on Washington Post—“What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe — and invented by the same man.”
We Have 100 Days, on Vox—“We are used to corruption in which the rich buy political favor. What we need to learn to fear is corruption in which political favor becomes the primary driver of economic success.”
This Is Not Normal, on Joshua Faust—“The one thing authoritarians want you to do is to accept that their conduct is normal, even when it is not.”Who Goes Nazi? on Harper’s Magazine—“It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi.”
Her Code Got Humans to the Moon—and Invented Software Itself, on Wired—“Hamilton would bring her daughter Lauren by the lab on weekends and evenings. While 4-year-old Lauren slept on the floor of the office overlooking the Charles River, her mother programmed away, creating routines that would ultimately be added to the Apollo’s command module computer.”
No, I’m Not Scaring My Kids by Discussing Donald Trump, on Grounded Parents—“Yes, I am worried about the future. Yes, I have discussed my fears with my children. But my kids don’t seem damaged by or paralyzed with fear from these conversations.”
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