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Can Neurodiversity Defeat Doublethink?

Masha Gessen suggests there was a connection between Asperger’s and social activism in the Soviet era.
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Steve Silberman, the author of , once observed that many people with autism “have been ignored and shunted to the margins of society, and condemned as weird, insane, or worse.” But the idea that they have valuable insights “not in spite of their autism but because of it is gaining ground as part of a global movement to honor

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