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2018-08-26 Home Front: Culture Wars
Unfrozen Caveman Intellectual: Jonah Goldberg's Strangely Dark Enlightenment
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-26 05:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 The fact that some rich guys prop up idiots like Goldberg, Kristol, Earickson, Shapiro et al is proof of Riverboat Slim's dictum that "Suckers aren't supposed to have money."
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-08-26 06:28||   2018-08-26 06:28|| Front Page Top

#2 'Sees a banana' photo. It seemed appropriate.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-26 06:55||   2018-08-26 06:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Well, your Founders knew that civilization is unnatural - that's why they placed so many guards and limitations on your government. However, not being familiar with China, they did not anticipate the rise of the bureaucratic state.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-26 10:36||   2018-08-26 10:36|| Front Page Top

#4 It must eat him up to know he doesn't matter anymore.

He'll make a nice living as the gimp for some rich donor who wants cheap intellectual adornments, and other "conservative" commentariat sites will continue to throw traffic his way per their bosses' orders.

But he knows deep down inside that most of us have tuned him out.
Posted by charger 2018-08-26 11:52||   2018-08-26 11:52|| Front Page Top

#5 Heh, ineffectual cabin boy on the USS NRO/Kristol cruise ship
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-26 13:22||   2018-08-26 13:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Pinker?
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-26 14:11||   2018-08-26 14:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Hate'im.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-26 14:11||   2018-08-26 14:11|| Front Page Top

#8 Goldberg's "Miracle of the Enlightenment" gives much of the credit for economic growth to the rule of law and the credit of the rule of law to the western respect for sacred text. The sacred text allows the taming of the caveman.

There is nothing particularly 'dark' about this.

It is interesting that the rise of the economies of Japan, China and India are also coincident to the respect for the rule of law but not to the sacred texts of the west. Goldberg would probably claim that this is why their economic rise was delayed by centuries but that's just a guess.
Posted by lord garth 2018-08-26 19:16||   2018-08-26 19:16|| Front Page Top

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