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Mostly about identity politics

Discussion at our Neoinklings literary coffee klatsch today revolved mostly around identity politics.


It started with David Levey bringing his copy of Stranger in a strange land, which we had discussed a bit last month.I had noted then that


I thought the first half of the book was OK, but the second half was boring and preachy and nothing much happened, just Earthmen telling each other ad nauseam how happy they were now tha...

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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