Re: Ch. 9 - Tolerance: A Case Study
The emergence of tolerance
I disagree with his premise. He seems to say ideas can only come from actuality that has come before. However, this discounts imagination. So Marx or Moore's Utopia could not have been written, as they do not come from examining real life.
On page 153, we finally get to an interesting idea: Ideas that have been executed in reality are more interesting than those that have not and are therefore more rational. While I don't entirely agree, I will admit that this is an idea that has some merit, unlike many of the other ideas that Harris has put forth so far. I think I would say that I would agree with Harris in general, but there would be many specific instances where I might disagree.
I find it funny that after 152 pages of pissing off the left, he starts making fun of the right because of their lock step response to issues.