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this is not democracy manifest

The best way to radicalize someone against democracy is to tell them that America is one.
Apr 08 2024
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roman opałka and our journey towards infinity

We are all just painting numbers, and that's okay.
Apr 01 2024
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video: the truman show, patti smith, and art warped by time

A story of three works of art at war with the future.
Mar 27 2024
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Down the Ladder is an independent multimedia project that provides analysis and commentary on politics, media, and history.

My name is Damian Thomas, and I've been writing off-and-on about politics, history, and media since 2017.

This project is what it says on the tin: an attempt to take discourse and media that are abstract and indefinite and pull them "down the ladder" - that is to say, ground them in material reality.

The content here ranges from media analysis, to covering the historical context behind contemporary political events, all the way to on-the-ground reporting. If you like what you see, feel free to support me using the link below.

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If you instead want to get a hold of me, you can contact me at downtheladder@falchionstudios.com.