April 30, 2012

Here's an interesting article

About highbrow anti-culture in the mid 20th century.
Macdonald, who was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale and associated with the anti-Stalinist leftists at Partisan Review, still couldn’t bring himself to support the United States against the Nazis in World War II on the grounds that “Europe has its Hitlers, but we have our Rotarians.”


Blogger The Other Front said...

This sort of thing drove Orwell nuts.

April 30, 2012 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Corresponding Secretary General said...

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May 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Corresponding Secretary General said...

"This potent critique of mass culture was suddenly muted in the 1930s by the rise of the Communist party in the United States, which required of the intellectuals who flocked to it a sentimental attachment to the masses. And it seemed as though it had been discredited to some degree by World War II. The “hollow men” of the middle class, whom liberal intellectuals had been taught to despise by T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, proved their mettle by defeating the Nazis and saving Western civilization itself."

Idiot displaying another failing of Ivy League educations. It's okay to discriminate only if you have skill in discriminating.

May 1, 2012 at 4:04 PM  

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