...we are familiar with Samuel Johnson’s irony on the passionate love of liberty displayed by slave owners; and Adam Smith’s observation on the nexus between the persistence and reinforcement of slavery, on the one hand, and the power of representative bodies hegemonized by slave owners, on the other.
Liberalism. A Counter-History pg. 37

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This was never covered in my of political class.

While Locke, champion of the struggle against absolute monarchy, justified the white master’s absolute power over the black slave, a theorist of monarchical absolutism Bodin condemned such power.

Liberalism. A Counter-History
pg. 32

Won my lichess4545 game tonight. White was defending a worse position until they blundered on move 15.

Does your dog behave when calm but forget their training when something really fun is happening ?

This video by Geryah Dingle goes over using the sit-play-stay game to practice paying attention even when excited. youtube.com/watch?v=SKeua0MR5x

Rather like the trunk of a tree, an outpost is a central pillar from which branches of an attack grow naturally. You only have to be careful that you do not choose a branch that breaks off as you crawl along it.

Micheal Stean, Simple Chess pg. 32

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I wish all books were written like this. Prose explanation of moves instead of endless variations of engine lines.

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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The whole evening playing . Just how Saturday evening meant to be.

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The American Chess Cup woman's final is going to be crazy. 7 time US women's champion GM Irena Krush will be playing 12 year old phenom and 3 time wold youth chess champion FM Alice Lee.

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Occasionally people ask me how I do it, and I always tell them the same thing: extremely poorly

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. Finally finish a chess book. Starting with Simple Chess by Micheal Stean. I can do this, one game a day, no more than 20 minutes per game. What's everyone else up to ?

I'm playing lichess4545 season 28. It's amazing how much more important the games feel.

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