Ex-nytimes, author of The Know-It-Alls, on Silicon Valley's libertarian politics: thenewpress.com/books/know-it-.

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@noamcohen — 2,415 followers, 295 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

@Aelkus He taught in USSR in the mid-1960s, but by 1972 was screaming at antiwar protesters (who in 1970 threw an explosive device into his AI lab at Stanford that didn’t explode), “We are not involved in genocide. It is people like you who start genocide.” 2/2

Nov 20, 2017

@Aelkus Weizenbaum-McCarthy feud is at heart of chapter. McCarthy’s evolution was independent of that. He left Communist Party quietly in '50s, while Princeton grad student. He had looked up the local CP cell, was disheartened to learn only active members were janitor and gardener. 1/2

Nov 20, 2017

@Aelkus That said, I resisted idea that there was inevitability to how Silicon Valley developed. As extreme as hacker worldview is, there was resistance to making money. McCarthy, for example, never started a company. That resistance had to be broken down by Stanford and VC culture. 3/3

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