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#GermanCulture
Today is the 79th #birthday of #German economist and writer Roland Baader(1940-2012), a proponent of the #AustrianSchool of #economics, an indefatigable defender of #liberalism and prophet of the dangers of creeping #socialism. In a sense, a secular Martin #Luther.
Under hashtags of the form #MDHP-๐‘› I will publish my translation of the following #obituary for Baader:
Gerd Habermann: ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ.
Junge Freiheit Nr.3/12 (2012-01-13)
(published in pdf-form in hayek.de/images/pdf/nacโ€ฆ)
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..The title of the above newspaper article has no DIRECT relation to Baader's work, rather is an #allusion to a subtitle of a book by Friedrich #Nietzsche (1844-1900), written when Nietzsche was at the verge of mentally collapsing. (Nietzsche was incapacitated from1889 onwards).
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On #CriticalTheory

On this day some eat turkey, I read dry scholarship on #liberalism and #postmodernism. Oh, yeah. And I eat turkey, too.
Iโ€™ve seen a number of debates โ€” some quite heated! โ€” going back and forth about the validity, soundness, and compatibility of #Islam with #criticaltheory scholarship. Some advocate that itโ€™s entirely incompatible with so-called traditional Islamic thought.
I for one do not subscribe to this on a metaphysical level (as some advocate) though I do find several problems with its claims when taken too far or its scoped expanded too wide. In fact, I think a thing โ€” or a philosophy โ€” is not so much incompatible with Islam
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Attention๐Ÿ“ข Patriots we have The Red Hen right here in my state called "The Beanik" in St. Genevieve! A lady & family were asked to leave because they had on MAGA hats. PLEASE SHARE so they can feel the effects of MAGA! #BoycottBeanik #Missouri #MAGA facebook.com/sheri.rosawillโ€ฆ
She says she had to get up the "Courage" to talk to them in a damn MAGA hat! Unbelievable! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฌ #Liberalism #MAGA #LeadRight @TuckerCarlson @seanhannity @ericbolling @RealJamesWoods @DineshDSouza @realDonaldTrump @FoxNews
And see my response! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป #MAGA
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Now we get to strand b/ of criticism of Steven Pinker's "Enlightenment Now". That is, "Inequality! [& often then] Therefore Pinker is a racist, sexist, transphobe scumbag who should be scorned".
As @salonium pointed out, most of that criticism is easy to dismiss. And yet...
Here are @salonium's own words (in quillette.com/2018/03/11/steโ€ฆ) on dismissing some such criticisms; and let's face it, she's right. Except, arrghh whoops, this means an entire system of "#humanism" values being adopted *as well as* techno yada, and things really aren't that simple.
As @salonium herself points out, that vague values bundle includes #liberalism. And that's OK... except liberalism (& objective science) are under attack, & except Pinker simply unconsciously assumes far too much, as we shall see. But first, @salonium on some critics:
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