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    figuratively or literally?

    Definitely sounds like something Craner would know. Interested to find out, because I don't want to read his (Cummings') website in case it's encoded with next level mind control.

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    Literally. But discreetly and at a safe distance.

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    i'd submit that to a broadsheet right now if i were you

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Literally. But discreetly and at a safe distance.
    In this scenario I imagine Cummings as Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Bodysnatchers

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    Craner might know. The way he spoke about him a while back suggested he'd been following him for a while.
    The first thing I read about him was the intriguing portrait in Tim Shipman's All Out War, a very mainstream source. After that I looked at his blog and website. That was about 2 years ago, when he was out of the loop, sniping from the sidelines, and things were basically quiet for him. It was all about Game Theory and physics and electoral strategy. According to Tom Chivers he has been quite recently immersed in a nexus of bloggers called 'Rationalists' (LessWrong, Slate Star Codex, Eliezer Yudkowsky): I know nothing about this, but maybe Vimothy does.

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    thanks Craner. do you know why Cameron called him a career psychopath?

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    The media seem to be trying to turn him into another Bannon. The evil genius behind the curtain, the clawed hand at the controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    I know nothing about this, but maybe Vimothy does.
    Vimothy is Dominic Cummings.

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    I've come across Slate Star Codex before but I don't know the others.

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    I don't think it was ever explained. It might have had something to do with his work with Gove at Education, even though they were still pals then. He had an extreme early career: Shipman portrayed him holed up in Siberia obsessively reading Dostoevsky and Machiavelli while trying to set up a private airline in the teeth of the Russian state. He's cutthroat, iconoclastic, hates the sclerotic elites and Establishment networks, likes Creative Destruction and mathematical theory. He was responsible for Vote Leave declaring war against both UKIP and the ERG. He had that reputation and was also comfortable with being unpopular: not the chummy, complacent Cameron charade, so it is easy to see why he would dismiss him and be irritated by him. He also got Gove and Johnson on board for Brexit, which probably won it: another reason for fear and loathing.

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    This is why I said earlier on that what we are about to experience is what it would be like if Vimothy was the most powerful person in the country.

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    he could be a character from the French Revolution

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    I saw this today and thought it was great.

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