Daily Archives: December 3, 2019

The rewards of affirmation

Linda Schulte-Sasse writes of Nazi historical films that they “assume a fore­knowledge on the part of the … viewer, and their pleasure generally derives less from teaching new material than in affirming the audience’s foreknowledge, allowing it to savor what … Continue reading

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Were it not under attack, would the US cease to exist?

BBC: FaceApp may pose ‘counterintelligence threat’ says FBI The FBI said FaceApp and other mobile applications developed in Russia pose a “potential counterintelligence threat”. The comments were made in a letter to US Senator Chuck Schumer after he called for an … Continue reading

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