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- Nov 2021
In The Whisperers, his book on Stalinist culture, the historian Orlando Figes cites many such cases, among them Nikolai Sakharov, who wound up in prison because somebody fancied his wife; Ivan Malygin, who was denounced by somebody jealous of his success; and Lipa Kaplan, sent to a labor camp for 10 years after she refused the sexual advances of her boss. The sociologist Andrew Walder has revealed how the Cultural Revolution in Beijing was shaped by power competitions between rival student leaders.
Note the power here of Applebaum providing very specific and citable examples.
The specificity is more powerful than the generality of these sorts of ills which we know exist in these regimes.
- Dec 2020
With some frameworks, you may find your needs at odds with the enterprise-level goals of a megacorp owner, and you may both benefit and sometimes suffer from their web-scale engineering. Svelte’s future does not depend on the continued delivery of business value to one company, and its direction is shaped in public by volunteers.
- business interests/needs overriding interests/needs of users
- more interested in their own interests
- future of project depending on continued delivery of business value to one company
- open-source projects: allowing community (who are not on core team) to influence/affect/steer the direction of the project
- at odds with
- conflict of interest
- balance of power