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Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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4 Responses to Linkage

  1. Will S. says:

    Thanks for the linklove, Paleo Retiree! I try to find at least one shot per day that strikes me as interesting and/or beautiful, and share it at Will S.’ Miscellany. Glad you enjoyed that one. I found another one from the Kiev, Ukraine riots that I found surreal, funny and tragic: a guy playing a sax while around him, Kiev burns.


  2. fenster says:

    re the Dark Enlightenment:

    HBD Chick picked up on the kerfuffles about the recent spate of articles. Worth reading, especially the many comments. My takeway: DE deals with two things, only loosely connected: 1) biodiversity and 2) skepticism about democracy. These are not one and the same and one does not necessarily follow from the other–unless you feel that anti-democratic political theory is self-evident given the science. But science is science and political theory is political theory, and no political theory can ever be said to be truly self-evident, whatever science may say about this or that. Seems to me that the political theory part has its own arguments (frankly less persuasive to me than the HBD arguments) that stand and fall on their own.

    There’s a bit of a tussle in the comments at HBD over what trumps what. Is DE a political theory, thanks for science for supporting the cause? Or is is mostly about biodiversity, and does not necessarily entail neocameralism or whatever? There’s no question for the moment that biodiversity and political theory are sort of bedfellows . . . but what kind?

    The more attention DE gets, the more pressure that relationship will be under. My guess is that lots of folks comfortable with challenging orthodoxy on genetic issues aren’t prepared to go whole Moldbug.


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