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Chiming as someone who has consistently heard great things about his writing, but was personally put off by his politics.
I think it’s useful to understand:
How he’s achieved this level of real-world influence, f it’s conditional on engaging in “dark arts”, and if so if those “dark arts” have to be used for nefarious aims. For example, I would feel much more favorable towards his ability to manipulate the public if he was using it for causes I agree with on the object-level. So either Dominic’s abilities only work for “evil”, which would be interesting to understand, or they’re actually general purpose with potential good uses as well.
How rationality can be misused, and if so, if this implies the rationality community has a responsibility to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
...the upshot being: I still haven’t read a lot of his stuff, but I feel somewhat guilty about this and plan to get around it eventually.
This is great, thanks! Wish I had seen this earlier.
Thanks! I have an x-post here pending moderator approval