New Atheism, Old Empire | Jacobin

Posted: April 5, 2015 in New Atheists, Racism, Religion

The “New Atheists” have gained traction because they give intellectual cover to Western imperialism.

by Luke Savage

…Beneath its superficial rationalism, then, the New Atheism amounts to little more than an intellectual defense of empire and a smokescreen for the injustices of global capitalism. It is a parochial universalism whose potency lies in its capacity to appear simultaneously iconoclastic, dissenting, and disinterested, while channeling vulgar prejudices, promoting imperial projects, and dressing up banal truisms as deep insights…

via New Atheism, Old Empire | Jacobin.

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