Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fucking vulgarian
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The issue is not Marx but DeLong's professed relationship to language, which is not one of respect but fear.
Professor DeLong is afraid of subtext, like a man who doesn't drink because he's terrified of losing control. For every post entitled "Why Oh Why... Can't We Have a Better Press Corps / Are We Ruled By These Idiots?" there are examples that he doesn't link to for reasons not of logic but of bias. It's no sin: he's only human: every man likes to trust his own judgment. But DeLong wouldn't link to anything by Chomsky even if it was a chart at Rand. Sociology is welcome but Cultural Anthropology is off limits; and of course it's a truism -not contradicted here- that the facts of the situation in the middle east are seen more clearly by people in Europe and indeed the rest of the world than they are in this country.

DeLong's definition of moderation is that which has his stamp on it and hat's not logic that's psychology and sensibility. But again that's not a problem. What is a problem is the denial that sense as such even exists, or should exist.
After all these years, still the American delusion.
Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?
How about a primer on the history of American meddling in Iran
Please?
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stupid fucking idiot

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