D.L. Young Fiction

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The Sh*t I’ll Never Say on Facebook

I’m not myself on Facebook. There, I said it. But then, no one really is. Social media isn’t really us, is it? Like every other social media application, Facebook profiles are the drop-down selection, check-the-box version of us. The self-serving, digital distortion we choose to present to other drop-down, check-the-box digital distortions. If you’ve known …

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Donald Trump and the Shameless Vilification of Immigrants

The politics of fear and hate is nothing new. Politicians and propagandists have long understood the most effective way to rile up the masses is to appeal to the angels of our worse nature. It’s not a new trick, scapegoating society’s easiest targets, blaming them for any number of problems. Jews, Christians, Irish Catholics, African …

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Introduction from Juarez Square and Other Stories

The following is the introduction excerpted from my new book, Juarez Square and Other Stories The forces shaping contemporary life often feel like they’re moving our world in ominous directions. Technological innovations celebrated as progress frequently seem to bring as many curses as blessings. Fossil fuel-powered industrialization, for example, has ushered in an era of …

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