The left

No more echo chambers: the internet’s best left-wing thinkers

As culture and politics become ever more polarised, it’s tempting to retreat into the reassuring hum of our own echo chambers and positive feedback loops. But this reluctance to engage with ‘the other side’ can only corrode civil discourse. As regular readers of The Spectator will know, listening to opposing views in good faith allows us to test our convictions, or as Bertrand Russell put it, ‘those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.’  In these hyper-partisan times, it’s not surprising perhaps that there are so few platforms where opposing intellectual heavyweights can go head to head — who