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Are Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek Authoritarian Leftists?

At Dissent, Alan Johnson worries that two revered intellectual theorists, Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, are increasingly sounding—it’s hard to be polite about this—old school authoritarian: I propose to write a series of posts on what I will call the “new authoritarian … Continue reading

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Liberal Secularism v. Illiberal Secularism: Why Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett are Wrong to Hint That Perhaps the State Should Set Restrictions on Religious Child-Rearing

Late in 2007 Damon Linker, in the New Republic, had a great essay on the contemporary atheist movement, and it can still be read online here.  The title of the essay is “Atheism’s Wrong Turn.” For me, there are two “money quotes” in the essay. Here’s the … Continue reading

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