Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Take a swipe at someone, then close your comments section.
When people do that, I feel like I don't even need to comment. They've made the point for me.
He does seen to have lost the plot doesn't he..
As far as I can tell, the only way you could be jusified in his mind as civil is if you had never ridiculed anything ever, even when it is ridiculous.. This really is a ludicrous standard.
The only civil Blackford is a silent Blackford!
@ Stangroom: wat
I really don't get it. Apparently, there are some kinds of criticism that are not allowed.
Good: Sarcasm and snarky, bitter references to past arguments.
Bad: Mentioning someone's shiny, well-maintained teeth.
Stangroom is going to be very upset with me when he discovers that we refer to Matt Nisbet by his "nice hair".
Metasnark with comments closed, again. It's embarrassing.
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