take going around on Leftist Twitter that summaries are “sometimes just as good” as the original works and i just don’t really know what i even think about that

what are you even reading something for?

this isn’t a rhetorical question, i think it’s important to even consider before considering how that take applies to anything you might want to read

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i guess that’s my immediate take but i feel like this is something i would need to think about more

@kindle what if there is no moral goodness or badness to reading itself and what matters is that you properly equip yourself for the struggle ahead

@kindle this (mentioned twitter discourse) feels like the sort of false binary that a white person raised in an american school system would have

@Leaf they’re a contributing editor to Jacobin and their stated location is the CHAZ and their avatar sure does look kinda white

@kindle just like the idea that there is some moral goodness or badness to reading and that the goodness of reading summaries is something you need to defend

who cares. read what you want

@kindle if they had replaced “good” with “useful” i would be FAR more interested in their take

but then they would have to actually defend it on material grounds

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