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April 05, 2004
Thank Joe McCarthy

From Sartre's Search for a Method (1960):

For years the Marxist intellectual believed that he served his party by violating experience, by overlooking embarrassing details, by grossly simplifying the data, and above all, by conceptualising the event before having studied it. And I do not mean to speak only of Communists, but of all the others — fellow travellers, Trotskyites, and Trotsky sympathisers — for they have been created by their sympathy for the Communist Party or by their opposition to it.

(emphasis added)

Sure are glad people with an intellectual pedigree like that never took power in the USA, eh? Thanks, Joe (and the rightwing crusaders of your generation, and their kids, when like-minded).

[addendum 6/9/04: "Bush-League Lysenkoism" from Scientific American.]