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Essayer is the French verb meaning “to try” and an essai is an attempt. An essay is something you write to try to figure something out… In a real essay, you don’t take a position and defend it. You notice a door that’s ajar, and you open it and walk in to see what’s inside.” —Paul Graham

The im­pos­si­ble prob­lem of due process

mingyuan16 Jan 2024 5:18 UTC
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Guide to ra­tio­nal­ist in­te­rior decorating

mingyuan19 Jun 2023 6:47 UTC
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