Politics

Chapter 7: (Politics) All communications and thus all truths are political in nature.
31. (Author-ity) Since all truth claims reference people and their interests, the particular relation of the signaler to political authorities is very relevant.
32. (Faith) Faith is the affirmation of an authority figure that is more binding than the speaker or audience.
33. (Reason) Reason assumes that no person has more authority than any other and thus sees it as irrelevant.
34. (Critique) Critique is the subversion of authority and the dissolution of all asymmetries of power, whether they are generally recognized or not.
35. (Conservatism) A Burkean conservatism acknowledges the virtues and vices of all three and allows the wisdom of natural selection to balance them.

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