Interpretation and Identification
In the last two centuries elite political consensus has moved rapidly towards the Left. The pace is only accelerating. Radical theories go from absurdity to orthodoxy at ever-increasing speeds. Institutions forged to hold back the left are coopted so quickly that some of them seem to have been born pozz’d.
This makes us, in The Current Year, desperate to understand this irresistible force we call Leftism, Progressivism, Bolshevism, or simply Cthulhu. To understand it means, first, to identify and describe it; or rather, to identify all of the phenomena which can be described as “leftist”, and to separate them from those that cannot. This separation is the foundation for all our metapolitical intelligence-gathering (How does the Left work?), strategy (How and where can one attack the Left?) and hygiene (How can one avoid infection by the Left?)
The priority of identification over interpretation is really no different in any other domain of…
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