The internet is turning us into impatient & whimsical consumers of bite-sized information. Even reactionary bloggers exploit the form. In an odd coincidence, around the same time two exemplars of the form deviated away from it toward extended essays summarizing ideas they have usually put forward in snappy mockery. They are Deogolwulf at The Joy of Curmudgeonry with How to Commit Genocide and Ilkka Kokkarinen at The Fourth Checkraise with In Praise of Learning. I could be rude and say “Don’t quit your day non-job” (I guess I just did), but I’d like to give kudos for putting them together.

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