Monday, June 09, 2014

Sarah Kendzior is betwixt and between, as uncomfortable in the world at large as she was in the academy.
I got an email last week from a woman from Uzbekistan who is now living outside the country. She had read my Atlantic article about Gulnara Karimova, liked it, and decided to post it on her Facebook page. She then got an email from her brother, who was about to go back to Uzbekistan, asking her to take it down so he wouldn’t get into trouble. The woman wasn’t sure what to do, so she wrote to me and asked what I thought. I told her to take down my article for her brother’s safety.

It is strange and sad to recommend that someone censor your own work.
No. It's simply the obvious decision to make.

She's very good on the economics of hipsterism, but like most academics, not so good on culture:
Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.
She wears the blinders of a moralist.
repeats and repeats.



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