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Old 05-22-2017, 07:33 PM
Roger Slater Roger Slater is offline
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Go on, Quincy. Say it. You think it's "highlarious," don't you?
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:52 PM
William A. Baurle William A. Baurle is offline
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Originally Posted by Quincy Lehr View Post
Hahahaha! Is this thread for real? The complaints of left-wing assaults on free speech are especially funny in the context of a guy whose entire right-wing career has had a political purge of left-wingers from campuses as a central motif. Horowitz is a red-baiting scumbag of the first order, and Rubin is an illustration of how a variety of new atheism can cover for some pretty dodgy politics.
Putting Horowitz aside - because as I've repeatedly said, I agree he's gone quite a lot farther right since the book of his I've read. I'm not terribly interested in defending him or his views, since he does that well enough himself, in numerous books.

So what's "dodgy" about Rubin's politics? I've listened to him in quite a few videos and he seems right on the money about most things.

Yes, this thread is for real.


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Old 05-27-2017, 06:37 AM
William A. Baurle William A. Baurle is offline
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Howzabout we try a video by Sam Harris: a liberal atheist, a neuroscientist, and a hardline scientific determinist no less, who doesn't even believe in free will, and see what he thinks of the regressive left?

Quotable quote - 10:20 - Sam Harris: "...this is how the Left will die..."

Linky to the man who was instrumental in Horowitz' conversion, Lezek Kolakowski:

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