Fleeing to Substack

Many writers worth reading today have found themselves homeless and insecure, never knowing when they’ll accidentally step on the next land mine but always sure they’ll be sacrificed to save the careers of those higher up in the institution. Encouraged by the success of people I admire on here who have turned this political and institutional homelessness into independence, I’ve decided to return to regular writing. For the first time in a few years I’m even looking forward to it. I’ll still be contributing to some of the publications I love, but starting today, I no longer have a boss to get in trouble with or another person’s political project to get carried along by. Of course no observant person now believes that any of us are free in the West, but this is definitely an improvement.

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