After reading these three profiles on Peter Thiel in the New Yorker:
1. From 2011: No Death, No Taxes – The New Yorker
2. From 2016, just after he spoke at the Republican Convention: Peter Thiel’s Conservative Vision – The New Yorker
What came to mind is the decline of his reputation in the last half decade. A decline he has brought on himself. Whatever you thought of him in 2011 — if you thought of him at all — you likely joined a majority by 2016 in thinking poorly of him.
I’m just putting this here for now. I am sure his reputation will decline further, and I want to revisit that when it happens.