Let's make a distinction here between intelligent argument and intelligent writing.
Boris here has a few intelligent points to make. But his writing submerges them in a poorly structured ramble. By the third paragraph I wasn't asleep, but I has already lost as to where he was coming from and clueless to where we might be going. Reading further and I was even further adrift and getting tossed from one tangential observation to the other. It kind of pulls itself into a safe harbour by the end, but I fear most readers will have been drowned in divergences by then.
You'd think that someone who is a Research Fellow would be more skilled at getting his points across. I hope his research papers aren't as bad.