My reply @Les Kaye votes Leave! @Lancaster Professional

@Les Kaye votes Leave! @Lancaster Professional

Blonde in the Belly of the Beast is your first source! She is articulate, but she lapses into what can only be called a collection of straw-men,  a litany of bad actors favored by the Canadian Frontiersman Jordan Peterson: to call him a charlatan is an apt descriptor!  ‘Blonde’s‘ version of the Frankfurt School is pure fiction! Read Theodor W. Adorno : One Last Genius by Detlev Claussen:

https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674057135

Adorno was an active advocate of democracy, in Germany in the face of student protests, when he returned to his home.

Also read The Melancholy Science: An Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno by Gillian Rose.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1555-the-melancholy-science

Polemic has its place, and she is an accomplished practitioner of the art. Polemic in service to what? is the pressing question. Consider the practice of willful ignorance! ‘Blonde’s’ collection of bad actors, fills her audience with dread of The Enemy Within, a favorite trope of not the status quo, but of a politics cleansed of unruly dissidents: see Bloom, Kimball, D’Souza and its latest duo Lukianoff and Haidt for her precursors!

Regards

StephenKMackSD

https://on.ft.com/2ZvnFiI

 

 

 

 

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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