Were the Great Tragedies of History “Mere Ripples”?

It’s been a year, but I finally wrote up my critique of “longtermism” (of the Bostrom /​ Toby Ord variety) in some detail. I explain why this ideology could be extremely dangerous—a claim that, it seems, some others in the community have picked up on recently (which is very encouraging). The book is on Medium here and PDF/​EPUB versions can be downloaded here.