Berkeley lecturer tries to get students to push anti-Trump POV on Wikipedia, gets indefinitely banned instead

Editing Wikipedia is done by humans, and sometimes these humans have various ideas they want to push. I have covered a few questionable cases before on Twitter, but will repost here. Who do we blame for this particular incident, Commies or Antisemites? Swedish or Jew? Same page Enter Michel Gelobter Michael is a Berkeley lecturer,…

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National chess skill: European culture, intelligence

http://www.unz.com/jthompson/chisalas-last-word/ How far should the net be cast as regards intellectual achievements? I suggest as far and wide as possible, or it will be assumed that some results are being held back. I favour those achievements which are in a “universal language” like maths, science and chess. There will always be some doubt about whether…

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