Toward a Unified Theory of Blob-dom

Source: Nonzero Newsletter
by Robert Wright

“The term ‘Blob’ has arrived. Within the past two months this recent addition to our foreign policy vocabulary has appeared in the New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, not one, not two, not three, but four times. In the first of those cases, I’m happy to say, I was the one uttering it. In the last of those cases, I’m also happy to say, it appeared in the headline; and, better yet, it appeared in the phrase ‘Beware the Blob’ — which is something that those of us who embrace the term would definitely advise. But what do we mean by the term? (10/12/21)