New Atheism

I’m glad Matt Yglesias shares my severe irritation with Hitchens/Dawkins/Harris “new atheist” movement. Any group which has as its organizing premise the notion that the vast majority of voters are irrational fools doesn’t seem poised for political success. Moreover, any group whose prime thinkers and writers sound like they’re trying to come across as obnoxious twits isn’t likely to attract anyone but, well, obnoxious twits. Great movement, that.

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