Jack Dorsey Tried to Be Cool, But the Company He Built Is Deeply Conventional

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Jack Dorsey always looked like a person who was trying to affect something else. He was the CEO of two big Silicon Valley tech companies—Square and Twitter—and is, as of today, just the CEO of one after leaving the latter. But he tried to present himself as something else. A “cool CEO,” maybe.

Instead of button-down business casual, Dorsey wore drapey, oversized, Yeezy-brand-esque black T-shirts.

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At COP 26, A Bigger, Stronger Climate Movement Made Its Mark

Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, speaks at COP 26 in Glasgow. (Daniel Leal-Olivas – Pool / Getty Images)

This column is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration cofounded by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

The science tells us this is the decade to take action to avert the irreversible impacts of climate change.

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The Fight for Italian Reunification Inspired the International Left

On November 27, 1871, Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele II gave an impassioned speech at the Italian parliament, finally ushering in the complete unification of his country. For centuries, the peninsula had been divided into a patchwork of regions, mostly dominated by the monarchies of Austria, France, and Spain. Napoleon had worked to change this arrangement after the French Revolution, but, after Habsburg diplomat Count Klemens von Metternich’s reversal of his reforms at the Council of Vienna in 1815, the three foreign dynasties largely regained their strongholds.

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Raising Energy Prices Through Intimidation


Posted: Nov 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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As the weather turns colder, higher energy prices that consumers have been seeing at the pump are rapidly going to show up on home heating bills. The cost of crude oil, natural gas, and even coal has skyrocketed due to a confluence of factors ranging from U.S. and European energy policies, pandemic-related fluctuations in supply and demand and even low wind production.

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Simone de Beauvoir’s Brilliant Friend

There is a photograph of Simone de Beauvoir with her best friend Zaza, taken on a warm day in September 1928. They are 20, between girlhood and womanhood. They have matching haircuts, short dark bobs announcing them as modern. Bare arms emerge from loose white dresses, tanned in Zaza’s case, paler in Simone’s. Clothed knees touch, giving the impression they are one person, a twin-headed mermaid in dialogue with herself.

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Dennis Cooper’s Love Story of a Lifetime

Dennis Cooper, 1989. (Photo by Michel Delsol / Getty Images)

George Miles, when he first appears as a character in Dennis Cooper’s debut novel Closer (1989), is beautiful, nervous, and eerily vacant. A high school acidhead, George is plagued with a psychic pain that is only exacerbated by the way other people treat him; his cute looks and hyper-passivity make him a target for a range of obsession, lust, and cruelty.

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Why If Poland Falls, We All Fall

The Left and the Social Democrats in both Europe and America have one thing in common: they know nothing of human nature. You know: Everyone is good. All criminals can be reintegrated. All borders are bad. And every multicultural melting pot is enriching.
But there’s a problem: It’s not true. Not all cultures are equal. Nor is everyone good. Which is why we need locks on our cars and houses, passwords on bank accounts, and border controls around our lands.

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Is Joe Biden a Human Mine Detector?

During the brutal war on the Eastern Front from 1941-1945, both Germany and Russia reportedly used people as human mine detectors, forcing them into areas sown with anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. If an individual was fortunate enough to find a lane through the lethal devices, soldiers followed. If he stepped on a device and it exploded, another poor wretch took his place. Most of these people were from penal battalions, and a high percentage were political prisoners.

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Who Killed Thomas Sankara?

Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara in 1986. (Alain Nogues / Sygma / Sygma via Getty Images)

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso—Yamba Elysée Ilboudo, a 62-year-old former driver and presidential bodyguard, sat behind a wooden dock that framed his small form. An illiterate soldier who started and ended his military career as a private, Ilboudo is among 14 men accused of participating in the assassination of President Thomas Sankara—a celebrated pan-Africanist and Marxist political leader—and 12 other men more than 34 years ago.

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Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this | Tayo Bero

Want to fight for climate action but feel daunted or powerless? Try this

Tayo Bero

The scale of the crisis is intimidating. But most people are already members of organizations – like our employers, universities, unions or religious groups – that are great avenues to fight for concrete climate results

‘When the staff of Amazon took to the streets to join the global climate strike in September 2019, the company agreed to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans and committed to meeting Paris goals 10 years early.

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