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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); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The hunting of the snark

And here's the latest wisdom about something or other from the mighty snark hunter, Jeremy Stangroom. Lots of goodies today!


Andy said...

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.

rjw said...

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!

Dave Ricks said...

@ Stangroom: wat

PZ Myers said...

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".

Ophelia Benson said...

Metasnark with comments closed, again. It's embarrassing.