When I took driver’s ed way back in high school (so, basically like 1000 years ago), we learned that one of the most common causes of car accidents and driving fatalities is oversteer. That is, people see some hazard on the road, or maybe they’ve drifted into the wrong lane and suddenly realize it, and in the attempt to dodge whatever danger they’re presented with, they turn the wheel too hard and end up crashing their car in the attempt to avoid danger. I see this threat in the growing “Sleeping Giant” movement that calls itself neoreaction, which is an anti-liberal, illiberal, or “post-liberal” conservatism that rejects classical liberalism at its very roots. In this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, I discuss why I think this movement, while often insightful about the Woke problem, does not represent an appropriate response to that problem but, instead, an overreaction that very well may flip the car (which I think they’d say they want to do, to be fair to them). Join me to find out why I think flipping the classically liberal car is a mistake.
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