The greatest disclaimer of all time

Cosma Shalizi, writing at Crooked Timber, forewarns readers as follows:

A 5000+ word attempt to provide real ancestors and support for an imaginary ideology I don’t actually accept, drawing on fields in which I am in no way an expert. Contains long quotations from even-longer-dead writers, reckless extrapolation from arcane scientific theories, and an unwarranted tone of patiently explaining harsh, basic truths. Altogether, academic in one of the worst senses.

The blogosphere is not dead yet.