Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity – by Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay (Areo) 2017

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This document is very long and detailed so a brief bulleted summary is provided below for those who don’t have the hour it takes for a careful read.

  • Modernity, in terms of the views and values that have brought us out of the feudalism of the Medieval period and led us to the relative richness and comfort we enjoy today (and which are rapidly spreading around the world), is under threat from the extremes at both ends of the political spectrum.
  • Modernity is worth fighting for if you enjoy and wish others to enjoy the benefits of a first-world existence in relative safety and with high degrees of individual liberty that can express itself in functional societies.
  • Most people support Modernity and wish its anti-modern enemies would shut up.
  • The enemies of Modernity now form two disagreeing factions — thepostmodernson the left and thepremodernson the…

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