By some coincidence, the day before the Boston barbecue, I was flaneuring in New York, and I dropped by the office of a friend I wanted to prevent from working, that is, engage in an activity that when abused, causes the loss of mental clarity, in addition to bad posture and loss of definition in the facial features. The French physicist Serge Galam happened to be visiting and chose the friend’s office to kill time. Galam was first to apply these renormalization techniques to social matters and political science; his name was familiar as he is the author of the main book on the subject, which had then been sitting for months in an unopened Amazon box in my basement. He introduced me to his research and showed me a computer model of elections by which it suffices that some minority exceeds a certain level for its choices to prevail.
The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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This is one of the most confusing, convoluted paragraphs i’ve ever read. however, i really like it for some reason, much the same way i enjoy fermented or aged beverages or cheese that smell foul but taste complex and wonderful. but i’m not really sure i got what this paragraph was trying to convey.

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