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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Jul 22

OnlySubs Episode 101: Communism and the Metaphor of the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot At the risk of running the poor thing into the ground, I’m coming back to the societal metaphor of the baseball bat I’ve used in two previous episodes. In this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, I dive back in to talk about the idea of the “negative thinking” or “critical method” of Marxism in these terms. The long and short goes like this: Marxist critique is like believing the best …

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OnlySubs Episode 101: Communism and the Metaphor of the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot At the risk of running the poor thing into the ground, I’m coming back to the societal metaphor of the baseball bat I’ve used in two previous episodes. In this episode of my …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Jul 22

OnlySubs Episode 100: Liberalism Won’t Grab the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot A while back here on the James Lindsay OnlySubs podcast, I did an episode talking about liberalism as an “unstable equilibrium” a broad sociopolitical philosophy. In it, I gave this slightly awkward metaphor about society being like a baseball bat, and liberalism being like balancing the bat upright on the palm of your hand. My point was that you have to move your hand around constantly to keep the bat upright. It’s only a republic if …

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OnlySubs Episode 100: Liberalism Won’t Grab the Bat is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot A while back here on the James Lindsay OnlySubs podcast, I did an episode talking about liberalism as an “unstable equilibrium” a broad sociopolitical philosophy. In it, I gave this slightly awkward metaphor about society …

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