TIL I learned that the first Jewish person in Canada was Esther Brandeau, who arrived in New France disguised as Jacques La Fargue, a male Catholic. She was found out and deported back to Old France when she refused to convert. Also, in Quebec Matzah can only be sold around Passover and only under a…
Some traditional right-wing extremist groups will march on May Day. It’s an empty, mock-left-authoritarian ritual that does not even mobilise their own constituency.
A short, interesting read: How the John Birch Society prepared the ground for Trumpism
While you were occupied with the substack ban/unban, everyone’s least favourite billionaire is trying to make twitter profitable by 🥁 🥁 🥁 killing hobbyist projects like this.
I lead a very sheltered life: before reading this post, I had never suspected that it is possible to hijack an academic journal.
Not too many, it would seem. Good, short article on the far right in Italy today and its relationship with historical Fascism.
This is excellent 👆
ChatGPT is very good at inventing credible-sounding research papers – stuff that could, at first glance, be real, but isn’t. Here is a long thread about what is probably/possibly going on behind the scenes. Long story short: don’t trust this machine. It’s the AI equivalent of a man that is both mediocre and overconfident.
Food for thought here
It’s Friday afternoon, some algorithm surfaced this for me, and I could not agree more. Share with those who need to hear this.