Harris, Hitchens marching in lock step with…George W. Bush?

This windy polemic has to be one of the dumbest criticisms of “new atheism” that I have seen in a long time. The author likens the work of atheist writers in the wake of 9/11 to an atavistic endeavor with roots in “positivism.” (I’ve noticed that any time anyone tries to historicize atheism, they say profoundly stupid things. There is no need to contextualize the noises people make in the face of unreasonable and destructive ideas.) Continue reading “Harris, Hitchens marching in lock step with…George W. Bush?”