Getting out the vote

We’re big fans around here of doing our bit to promote SCOPE contributors, but since we haven’t yet featured this particular band in the magazine or blog, consider this a garden-variety inverse post hoc contributor promo. In other words, we

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A revolutionary/counter-revolutionary phrase book

Almost one year on from the start of the protests that would end up toppling the regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a vocabulary of dissent, revolution, and counter-revolution has evolved, with each new label carrying a mixed payload of

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The factual refracted

Over the past century a important minority of writers have turned their minds to the philosophy of literature itself, or even simply of books — Jorge Luis Borges’ 1941 short story “The Library of Babel” (La biblioteca de Babel), a

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