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The Moral Giant and the Leftist Creep

Steven H of WA Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 5:46 PM
Hobsbawm and his ilk are simple intellectual psychopaths. They are lacking in empathy and view cruelty and terror as a useful political tool.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 4:59 AM
it's kind of an intellectual coprophilia. it is inexplicable how else the once "great" britain not just puts up with this but lionizes it.
Steven H of WA Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 2:37 PM
I had to look up "coprophilia". Good point, LOL
John in OK Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 6:03 PM
"intellectual" psychopaths? Hobsbawm doesn't qualify as an intellectual. "Intellectual" implies a propensity toward thought and reason, which the communist supporters and apologists distinctively lack, preferring to substitute emotion and dogma.

Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say!
USNbubblehead Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 7:58 PM
Steven H of WA Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 2:35 PM
I use the term “intellectual” as defined by Thomas Sowell: a person whose vocation is the world of ideas. I do not mean to imply such a person is intelligent nor has any level of wisdom.

I mean to include all the academics who profess to support communism, there are a lot of them.

I REGRET that it was only upon reading his obituary this month that I first learned of Nguyen Chi Thien. He was a courageous Vietnamese dissident who had spent nearly 30 years in prison for his opposition to communist repression, cruelty, and lies. Much of Nguyen's opposition was expressed in poetry, most famously "Flowers from Hell," a collection of poems he memorized behind bars, and only put down on paper after being released from prison in 1977.

The poems were published after he audaciously handed off the manuscript to British diplomats at their embassy in Hanoi, the AP obituary recalled....