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Peter Thiel's Apocalypse(@ScottLucas86 - @sanfranmag)https://t.co/h1o46KiHS8

In a highly unusual move, Thiel not only funded this conference but also contributed his own paper. His essay, “The Straussian Moment,” which would go on to be published in Politics and Apocalypse, begins by arguing that the 9/11 attacks “called into question” the political and military framework of the past two centuries, as well as of the modern age. Indeed, some cherished aspects of modern life, like an absolute commitment to civil rights, simply became useless: “Overnight, the fundamentalist civil rights mania of the ACLU, which spoke in the language of inviolable civil rights, was rendered an unviable anachronism,” Thiel writes. He goes on to say that the West is unable to respond properly to the threat posed by Islam (throughout the piece, Thiel treats “Islam” and the 9/11 attackers as if they were interchangeable) because it no longer possesses a religious worldview...

Full article: https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/peter-th...

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