The hottest Public Discourse Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top U.S. Politics Topics
The Line β€’ 2790 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jan 24
  1. Consistent standards need to be demanded in various situations to ensure fairness and ethics.
  2. It's important to question the transition of media figures into politics and maintain public confidence in journalism.
  3. Criticism should be based on professionalism and not used as a shield against valid scrutiny or critique.
The Ruffian β€’ 221 implied HN points β€’ 03 Feb 24
  1. There is a growing gender divide in politics with young women leaning more liberal and young men staying more conservative.
  2. Having different political views in relationships can lead to more interesting discussions and better critical thinking.
  3. The trend of a political rift between genders may actually lead to a more profound form of dialogue and connection, promoting viewpoint diversity.
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The Leftovers β€’ 159 implied HN points β€’ 26 Feb 24
  1. State-funded art in the UK is facing challenges due to expectations around political statements and reputational risks
  2. It's essential to be cautious of dependence on the state for art funding, as it can lead to limitations in artistic expression and self-defeatism
  3. The impact of AI on various cultural aspects is a growing concern, raising questions about the future of creativity and human innovation
Silver Bulletin β€’ 510 implied HN points β€’ 31 Jul 23
  1. The line between expertise and politics in American media has blurred during the Trump Era.
  2. The Indigo Blob encompasses various institutions and leans left due to its size and demographics.
  3. Twitter has been a key platform for the Indigo Blob, reflecting left-leaning views and contributing to a skewed perception of political preferences.
Hypertext β€’ 139 implied HN points β€’ 20 Nov 23
  1. Hypertext journal is a new platform from the Niskanen Center focused on liberalism, political economy, and policy.
  2. They aim to engage in thoughtful dialogue through essays to bring people together and restore the original promise of hypertext.
  3. The Niskanen Center works to bridge the gap between traditional left and right ideas by injecting fresh perspectives into public discourse.
Dreams in the Which House β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. Cancel culture cases aren't just about celebrities, but also impact many less known individuals
  2. The fear of self-censorship due to cancel culture is not well-supported, especially as it often stems from prominent figures and lacks widespread factual basis
  3. Criticism of cancel culture narratives should involve more thorough fact-checking and not rely solely on anecdotes for evidence
The Cosmopolitan Globalist β€’ 10 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. American history since the turn of the century has shown a trend of staggering incompetence, leading to catastrophic consequences.
  2. There has been a significant breakdown in competence in the United States, as highlighted by various failures like the Iowa caucuses debacle and other fiascos.
  3. The impact of this decline in American competence can be seen in events such as the mishandling of the pandemic and failures in areas like election design, intelligence assessment, and financial risk evaluation.
The Leftovers β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 23
  1. Book Twitter can harshly critique writers and their work, potentially affecting their motivation to write.
  2. Engaging in online debates and arguments, especially in toxic environments, can lead to a loss of enthusiasm for writing.
  3. Negative experiences online, like encountering harsh criticism or trolling, can severely impact a writer's desire to continue writing.
Cornerstone β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jun 23
  1. Think and talk about opponents as little as possible to avoid validating them and looking threatened.
  2. Focus on staying positive and productive despite attacks or intimidation. Do not take the bait.
  3. Respect opponents by understanding their motivations and where they are coming from, aiming to outmaneuver rather than dehumanize them.
Working Theorys β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 08 Nov 23
  1. Public intellectuals are often men who comment on current affairs and have a big impact on public discourse.
  2. Modern day public intellectuals are not necessarily traditional scholars, but individuals who study the world and share their observations.
  3. The most identifiable public intellectuals are men, especially those who use new media platforms to reach a wide audience.
John Mayo-Smith's Substack β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 22 Mar 23
  1. AI like ChatGPT can help in emulating local government processes.
  2. Through an experiment, ChatGPT drafted a law on leaf blowers balancing arguments from both sides.
  3. The legislation drafted by ChatGPT closely matched the law passed by the Rye City Council, indicating its effectiveness in creating balanced laws.
Wood From Eden β€’ 2 HN points β€’ 13 Oct 23
  1. Woke culture in Sweden was influenced by different factors than in America, such as its approach to LGBTQ issues and racial segregation.
  2. The rise of Woke culture in Sweden coincided with changes in immigration policy, leading to societal issues like segregation and increased crime.
  3. The aftermath of Woke culture in Sweden highlights a shift towards authoritarianism, with the elite controlling the narrative and targeting new adversaries.