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At the Base of the Wall, You’ll Find the Spall: On Breaking Off a Piece

I have always loved the word “spalling,” ever since I first heard it in my youth. It’s the word for the process by which a large chunk of stone, concrete, ice, or some other solid material breaks down, shedding smaller … Continue reading

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It’s [a] Privilege, Sir.

A few weeks ago, Adam Kotsko hypothesized a connection between privilege and austerity that relies on the grounding idea that a privilege is a possession rather than a feature – “something extra” that can be lost or taken away. By that … Continue reading

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