I have been relatively quiet for a reason. Amidst a large number of discussions misframing the IDW recently, I thought I was losing my mind. Even people close to me have become completely confused. Why?? This article gets it right to first approximation
Interesting piece from . My view is that *any* social group--no matter how principled & intelligent its members--is at risk of descending into dogmatism. Heterodoxy becomes orthodoxy pretty quickly without fresh perspectives & self-criticism
“The IDW is not in service to an ideology, because it questions the basis of any and all ideologies. That is what makes it a threat to progressivism.” My latest for Stop Assuming The Intellectual Dark Web Is A Political Movement
Every time I call the IDW "the anti-politics machine", fans jump into my mentions to call me all kinds of stupid things. But the proof, including from within the IDW itself, is piling up. Here's today's contribution, along with an important endorsement.
Great analysis. Includes a clean description of the stigma-generating function IDW is labeled alt-right, conservative, racist, etc ??? Sacred assumption: The only reason to reject [false claim X] is if you're in [bad group Y]. --> Logic becomes immoral
"When the left took a more progressive turn, and branded critical identity theory as a guideline for perspective, policy, morality, and social interaction, classical liberals...found they had no place left to call home within the [Democratic] party."
The IDW is not a political movement. Its a conversation by dissident intellectuals. "What can intellectuals do when everything they believe in regarding individual liberty is recast as cultural imperialism?"
"When the left took a more progressive turn, and branded critical identity theory as a guideline for perspective, policy, morality, and social interaction, classical liberals...found they had no place left to call home within the party."
#politicallyhomeless Stop Assuming The Intellectual Dark Web Is A Political Movement
Good article on the question, What is the Intellectual Dark Web?