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July 21, 2003

The Bloggish Enlightenment and the Land of the Puppeteers

Mike Campbell runs with the notion of subtracting from the total of human knowledge by contrasting lamentable tendancies in today's academy with the scholarship of the Scottish Enlightenment,

where figures like Francis Hutcheson and William Robertson were encouraging the kind of broad study that would make modern-day left-wing academics reel.

Campbell coins a term for a much needed new Renaissance: the Bloggish Enlightenment.

Samizdata posts on the grim prospect of a reverse-Enlightenment underway as the whiners pack their bags and make for the Land of the Puppeteers. This may be to the advantage of the UK and the USA but bodes ill for Canada.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 21, 2003 09:27 AM