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The Moral Giant and the Leftist Creep

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....