Left blog closes

News today that a well known Left blog is closing.

Larvatus Prodeo closing down

By Sinclair Davidson

It is always sad when a familiar part of the landscape disappears but given their contempt for free speech (see here and here) that can’t be a bad thing.

Another part of the story, I suspect, is the intellectual exhaustion on the left. They just don’t have a story to tell. Snarky comments can fit into twitter but full argument cannot. I think this is very much a retreat from the front-line in the market for ideas. The new(er) social media complement a blogging presence, while the LP crowd are substituting.

What particularly pleases me is that we at the Cat have managed to renew ourselves and survive the retirement of the founder (Jason Soon – for all the newbies). We have a story to tell and authors to write up our arguments.

Source: Catallaxy


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