Patri Friedman’s Cuddly Alt-NRx project seems to be coming together nicely. Aesthetics aside, there’s very little to object to. A few hard stompings from Leviathan and the nastiness should re-import itself automatically.

(His critique of Caplan is basically indistinguishable from mine, except that it’s vastly more polite.)

February 23, 2015admin 12 Comments »
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  • Patri-Archy | Neoreactive Says:

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  • John Says:

    Hmmm a “more politically correct dark enlightenment.” I’m not gonna get my hopes up. Scott Alexander may have some competition for most schizophrenic political writings.


    admin Reply:

    Anything that ends up promoting real mechanisms for free association can package itself any way it likes — it heads hard right.


    Posted on February 23rd, 2015 at 4:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • Lesser Bull Says:

    This is awesome. We need more entrants in the Compassionate Fascism space. Genghis Khan, now with added benevolence!


    Hegemonizing Swarm Reply:

    Indeed, this could act as a “gateway drug”.


    Posted on February 23rd, 2015 at 5:33 pm Reply | Quote
  • scientism Says:

    The connection with entropy is surely there and I think you can view religion as providing the counter force. As usual, Confucianism provides the most straightforward example, since Confucianism explicitly takes respect of differences (making the right distinctions) to be a basic component of excellence. Now, how does the Confucian achieve this? Though self-cultivation. This self-cultivation is itself simply putting energy into understanding and respecting the relevant differences (Confucian learning). So Confucianism is really saying: expend some energy on self-maintenance and we can maintain social order. It also includes prohibitions against wasting time on trivialities that aren’t conducive to self-cultivation (as do all traditions). This basically amounts to not spending your leisure time on pointless indulgences. Our age is one where such trivialities have multiplied, crowding out any time for self-cultivation, allowing entropy to consume us. Basically, a society that doesn’t use its leisure time (the energy left over after meeting its needs) on self-maintenance will head towards heat death and high-tech leisure activities are an accelerant.

    (Punchline: “…and that’s why you shouldn’t talk about anime on Twitter.”)


    E. Antony Gray (@RiverC) Reply:

    Anime IS self maintenance tho

    *nods sagely*


    Posted on February 23rd, 2015 at 5:48 pm Reply | Quote
  • James James Says:

    Patrick Archibald is already on my list of potential baby names.


    Posted on February 24th, 2015 at 9:13 pm Reply | Quote
  • SanguineEmpiricist Says:

    I think this is a great idea. The bulk of the people affiliated with neoreaction are a dangerous in straight-forward terms and not in the way they want. This project has a rather large chance of becoming a failure because of the dangerous personalities that inhabit it whereas he seems like a capable individual with enough sanguine empiricism to be able to execute.


    Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 8:15 am Reply | Quote
  • This Week in Reaction (2015/02/27) | The Reactivity Place Says:

    […] Land notices Patri Friedman warming up to Neoreaction—tho’ unsurprisingly he seems still quite attached to certain dogmas of the regnant […]

    Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 10:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Chaos Patch (#51) | Neoreactive Says:

    […] relevant.) VDare does Spandrell. Venezuela lights the way. Can’t NRx be a little nicer? (See also.) Doing the impossible. ‘Kill the Kulaks’ (audio version). Sexual divisions. “… the […]

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