NOTE: work in progress
UPDATE Sept 5th 2022: Recent comments by Sam Harris on Trump would suggest that it is Sam Harris who is unhinged!
“At that point Hunter Biden literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement, I would not have cared,”
Sam Harris is a brilliant thinker, and has an amazing ability to articulate his thoughts to a broad audience. I should say I’m no expert on Harris’ past work.
Most recently I listened to his ‘Making Sense’ podcast entitled ‘Can We Pull Back From The Brink?’. He methodically works through the issues surrounding the recent George Floyd protests, police brutality, and the enduring problem of race relations in America. Throughout this podcast Harris makes commentary on Trump which I found really jarring in the way it contrasts with Harris’ usual calm, rational approach. He calls Trump names such as ‘unhinged’ and ‘crackpot’ which I find puzzling and a little unsettling. I’m no fanboy for Trump. Trump is an egotistical bully. At the same time, I’ve seen nothing in his words or behaviour that would make me think he is literally crazy.