“libertarian trotskyist”

sounds to me like a contradiction that can only be resolved in science fiction: that’s to say, I find great temperamental similarities between programmatic technolibertarians and 60s trots, so I dislike both. Both of them want a universe ruled by alienated young men whose spectacles cannot conceal their brilliant, penetrating gaze. In both cases, an intellectual commitment to liberty is coupled with quite extraordinary intolerance in practice.

I may have to revise this opinion a little since discovering Ken MacLeod, who is commonly described in similar terms. He’s a science fiction writer, much praised in “electrolytic circles;”:http://www.nielsonhayden.com/makinglight and he can manage “a mean rant.”:http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com/2003_03_23_kenmacleod_archive.html#91200151

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1 Response to “libertarian trotskyist”

  1. keeg says:

    sounds like all postmodern to me, eh.

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