12/04/2018

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12.04.2018 | The Editors

ESSENTIAL #1: “WHO WILL RISE IN THE POST-LIBERAL WORLD ORDER” DAMON LINKER, THE WEEK

From the article: “From the voting booths of Brazil, where the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected, to the boulevards of Paris, where throngs of protesters smashed windows, overturned cars, and set fires this past weekend, fury against the parties, politicians, and ideas that have reigned supreme for the past generation is spreading across the Western world and gathering intensity along the way.”


ESSENTIAL #2: “UC BERKELEY SETTLES LAWSUIT ALLEGING EVENTS POLICY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS” ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE, LA TIMES

From the article: “The Young America’s Foundation sued the university in April 2017, alleging the campus used “secret” policies to quash the free speech rights of conservative speakers — including moving speeches to unpopular dates and times — while giving preferential treatment to more liberal guests.”


ESSENTIAL #3: “ALABAMA POLICE SHOT EJ BRADFORD FROM BEHIND” COLIN DWYER, NPR

From the article: “An independent autopsy has found that Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., a black man killed by police on Thanksgiving night, was shot three times from behind during the incident in an Alabama mall. Lawyers for Bradford's family released the results Monday, saying they confirmed he had been fleeing with his back turned at the time he was killed.”


ESSENTIAL #4: “GAY BOYS AND THEIR EVANGELICAL PARENTS” WESLEY HILL, SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP

From the article: “While in Arkansas this past weekend for a belated Thanksgiving, I went with my parents to see Boy Erased, the film version of Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name about surviving a stint in a now-shuttered ex-gay treatment program in Memphis, Tennessee called Love in Action.”

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