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]

Advocacy blog

noun. A blog (qv) focused on (typically) political advocacy. Although most blogs are overtly partisan, an advocacy blogs’ content will be pointedly structured to deliver an activist message. Advocacy blogs are a sub-set of pundit blogs (qv), but usually have less of a strict emphasis on current news and are more polemical in nature.


noun. Someone opposed to a whole raft of political values which are derived from a fundamentally irrational meta-context (world view). Anti-idiotarians can be found across a wide section of the political spectrum and are primarily characterised by vocal rational judgmentalism, generally hawkish sentiments and transcendent loathing of Noam Chomsky.

(coined by Charles Johnson)

Usage: “Like most anti-idiotarians I cannot but marvel as the sight of the Palestinian leadership forming yet another circular firing squad at the first grudging sign of reasonable behaviour by the Israeli government”
– Perry de Havilland.

Also see: Idiotarian, Tranzi, Warblog