Re: mindfulness and freedom

Robin Hanson (
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 10:27:32 -0700 (PDT)

Lee Daniel Crocker writes:
>Those who use the term "ideologue" as derogatory--and there are
>many--do not oppose only those ideologies imposed by fear or used to
>control others. They hold equal disdain for reasoned ideologies and
>ideologies opposed to control. I have been called an ideologue in the
>dergoatory sense more than once for being a free-speech absolutist,
>for example.

I use the term "ideologue" as derogatory because it connotes for me
people who are far more sure of their beliefs than a rational person
should be. I also agree with Kathyrn that thinking in terms of
"enemy" is correlated with ideologues, not to their credit.

Robin D. Hanson