In this clip from Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill and Richard Dawkins discuss the disconcerting trend on the left toward what Sam Harris calls “regressive leftism”. It describes people, usually left leaning, that are afraid to defend ideas they usually support (like free speech) because they think they might be labeled as Islamophobes.
3 thoughts on “Regressive Leftists”
Ridicule and insult is of course effective, but does not constitute argument.
All this talk about free speech and you are moderating comments?! LOL!
Hey James, good point. I like to foster debate, so I originally did not moderate comments, and I received a lot of spam or crazy postings (see the activity in some of the Hitchens fan pages on FB to know what I mean). However, I think I will change it back to unmoderated, and then just remove the spam.