Joseph Cannon

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About me

Gender Male
Introduction I'm a liberal -- somewhere on the left, but not a "progressive" as that term is currently defined. I like Bill Maher, John McWhorter and Helen Pluckrose (but not her former writing partner). On CANNONFIRE, I offer a list of links to a whole bunch of other people I like.

I'm against ALL forms of Identity politics (a term invented by Nazis). I think extremists on both the right and the left pose a danger to democracy and to Enlightenment values.

Throughout most of the 21st century, I have worked under my middle name. Call me Joseph (unless you're a friend from the old days).

I've decided to use my first name -- my 20th century name -- when writing about non-political stuff. Why? Reasons.
Interests Politics, books, computers, films, art, solving mysteries
Favorite Movies Saving Private Ryan, Night of the Hunter, Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Crowd, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Days of Heaven, Lord of the Rings, The Wind and the Lion, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Chimes at Midnight
Favorite Music Classical, soundtracks
Favorite Books Impossible to choose

What did you dream when you ate a spider while sleeping?

I dreamt of my childhood crush on Gwen Stacy, deceased girlfriend of Spider-Man.