The Unqualified Reservations of Mencius Moldbug
October 29, 2007 2:59 PM Subscribe
posted by blasdelf (44 comments total)
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is a fascinating ongoing commentary on society and governance in postmodernity. He's currently on about the pwning of Richard Dawkins
, after writing about Mediocracy
and Official Journalism
. It might be best to first read his earlier posts in which he defines the self-invented terminology he's fond of using, like: Formalism
, The Iron Polygon
, and The Rotary System
I stumbled upon this blog after another blog
linked to Mencius' posts about the role of Graduate Schools
in Computer Science Research
, and I got drawn in! His posts are long, and the comment threads on them are exceptionally longwinded and well-reasoned as well. Be warned, you could easily lose a whole day reading through his archives, as I did.
Part of what's so fascinating about it is that he often writes from the perspective of hundreds of years in the future, discussing present society as if it's major features had been distilled and anthologized for many generations already.