Category: World Politics

Follow-up on the Bolivian Coup

In fall 2019, after accusations of election fraud, the Bolivian police removed support for president Evo Morales, and interim president Jeanine Áñez was installed in his place. I wrote about the event at the time, focusing less on the election and resignation itself, and more on the question of epistemology in a hostile environment.  An uncritical read of the

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United States Foreign Policy Works in Mysterious Ways

1 In a 2015 private email conversation, published on Sam Harris’s website, he (neuroscientist and popular atheist philosopher) and Noam Chomsky (linguist and prominent critic of US foreign policy) exchange thousands of words in an attempt to reach a common understanding, and get nowhere. (I don’t particularly recommend reading this conversation. Throughout, Chomsky comes across

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