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The book is Lee McIntyre's "Post-Truth" (2018) and it's got an entire chapter about how it's the fault of the vague derrida-foucault body of work that "fake news" exists.

I sigh as I once again reset the "Days since I've read someone who goes on a tirade about 'postmodernism' without genuinely engaging with the concepts being critiqued" counter to 0.

Have something to work towards 💪 now to switch back into deep research mode for the first time in a few months

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I often think about how the Immigration and Naturalization Services used to be housed under the US Department of Labor (1933-1940) and was then switched to the US Department of Justice (where it remained until 2003, when it was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security).

The switch from labor to justice to security should illuminate how the US views immigration and naturalization, and for what purposes.

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Me: foucault's writing is really dense, I'll look up a secondary resource for this

The internet: Sure here you go, an "epic takedown" of an archaeology of knowledge circa a 2006 wordpress blog

The law of excluded middle sure gets brought up a lot in these philosophy topics huh. I'm keeping my constructivist mouth shut.

My brain remains frazzled by shifting fields. Very much a token computer scientist right now, though I'm slowly shifting gears.

And weren't for Evil Organisations™️

If only part-time software engineering jobs existed 😅

This brought to you by my keeping an eye on my new university email and my old university email.

Anxiety can be directly proportional to how many email tabs you have open.

I've got to say, philosophy papers are very different from computer science papers in a kind of refreshing but jarring way.

Admissions bureaucracy and its timing with enrolment downtime is being pretty spooky right now 😅

Anyway I'm reading about reading Foucault (the Foucault reader, rabinow)

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