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Friday, December 31, 2004

Post-modernism - not just another river.

I found this via one of my favorite new reads, Dinocrat.com.

David Warren writes a powerful piece on the nihilism of the left:

There you have our post-modernity in a nutshell: an unthinking elision of the moral into the psychological, creating a "nuance" where no nuance exists. And by so doing, the previous translators externalized the evil that Dostoevsky's character had discovered in himself. The old Christian thing was to do good, in the knowledge that we are capable of terrible evil. But the "new man" believes that he is good in theory, and thus does not recognize the evil in his deeds. We make a desolation and call it peace.

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