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Monday, November 24, 2008

Anti-modern unwisdom

Creepy essay of the day: a call for "a new conservative political philosophy that is purged of modernism and that draws upon the Bible and the wisdom of the ancients." The "modernist" villains in the piece include everyone from Kant to Nietzsche to utilitarians to Ayn Rand to Muslim jihadists. Pretty vague as to who the "ancients" we should revere are; I suspect on closer inspection, we'd also have to purge Democritus, Lucretius, Aristarchus and others for being interested in atoms and astronomy and such.

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