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Reminds me of some of the themes from "No Place For Truth" (David Wells). Powerful.
Respectfully, this is a misreading of Yarvin. Yarvin does not advocate for managerialism. He simply acknowledges that it currently rules. He is not offering a different type of managerialism. Quite the contrary. He is a monarchist. Only a properly empowered monarch can defeat the decentralized, oligarchic elite. That said, he’s not a populist. I admit his hobbit/elf essay was his worst, but this newsletter doesn’t accurately reflect his ideas. Much love and respect for your excellent work, but this missed the mark.
Your coda is an echo from “Origins Of Totalitarianism,” about the vulnerability of the atomized individual. That book is a tome, but Part III is where the meat of her argument is. The more I read of it, the spookier parallels I see to today. We are sitting ducks for a charismatic totalitarian leader.