We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]


noun. A term of abuse for an advocate of what are deemed to be irrationalist and subjectivist values that have very little reference to the workings of the real world. Idiotarians are often socialist (quintessentially Noam Chomsky), but can also be paleo-libertarian or paleo-conservative. The defining phrase of idiotarianism is “it is all the fault of the United States”: this is usually applied to geopolitics but is sometimes encountered with regard to cultural issues, economic issues, environmental issues, the weather, socks lost in the laundry etc.

The term is obviously highly partisan but is in quite widespread use by many blogs. However it is not a term used exclusively by the neo-conservative ‘right wing’ and many well left of centre or libertarian blogs have used it describe the more surrealist wings of their particular branch of political thought.

Also see: Tranzi, Anti-idiotarian

Interblog _____ War

phrase. An series of exchanges between two or more blogs contesting some factual, political or philosophical issue.

(coined by Natalie Solent)

Usage: “Aintnobaddude.com, Heretical Ideas and Samizdata.net have started another Interblog Gun War”


tr.verb. To have your blog mentioned on Instapundit.com. Also: Instalanche.

Usage: “Holy shit, look at the hit counter! We must have been Instapundited!”

Also see: Slashdotted