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Another shortened newsletter today as it’s the weekend. Back to normal tomorrow.
Whether this is indoctrination and a gateway to much darker political views, or simple education depends on your perspective, but it’s interesting to see how this online ‘university’ has grown to become an influential force without being widely known.
“The site may also have grown so large so quietly because it doesn’t fit neatly into any of the sexier narratives about the viral right that have obsessed the mainstream left: that it is a stalking horse for white nationalism, a clearinghouse for racist 4chan memes, or a move in a twelve-dimensional chess match played by Grandmaster Putin. Indeed, this is a rapidly advancing homegrown front in the culture war being led by people who wouldn’t dream of saying 'cuck.’
"But the biggest reason PragerU has escaped national attention is that it mostly doesn’t do Trump. There is not one video on the conservative video site that is about the most significant thing to happen to conservative politics in a half century.”
Big things you need to know today
- Uber drivers might not be as poorly paid as recent headlines suggested. MIT is revisiting a study it published after Uber’s CEO criticised it as “mathematically incompetent.”
- Trump’s presidency doesn’t mean America is close to becoming a fascist state. This article argues that it would be very hard for a leader with fascist ambitions to take control, as the country’s government is so big, complicated and multi-faceted.