Regarding malice, I think we've gotten very good at masking it, but it certainly hasn't disappeared. We're much more feminine, passive aggressive, indirect. That doesn't excuse malice objectively, although it is the excuse of our time, in the same way killing your tribal enemy was excused in more masculine times.
Curtis's rationalization strikes me as merely stating, "well this is the excuse for malice of our time, therefore we can't be too hard on these people". I guess there's *something* to that, but it doesn't strike me as particularly truthful, or even useful. We need to recognize and address malice in the guise it exists.
Yarvin is just Neo-conservatism with a human face.
I didn’t expect to hear Yarvin quoting Saul Alinski! Based on this Podcast, his ideas aren’t nearly as different from the founders’ as I expected for someone called a neo-monarchist. I’d start with the federalist papers before reading anything by Yarvin - he offers more heat than light, IMO.