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January 08, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (1-8-2013) - Édition de échappatoire

Due to confluence of deadlines, random events, unscheduled meetings and a general sense of ennui tonight's ONT will be le dérisoire.

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John Gray via Jonah G:

The same myth - a hollowed-out version of a religious belief in providence - underpins the abiding appeal of Communism. ...In its predominant forms, liberalism has been in recent times a version of the religion of humanity, and with rare exceptions - Russell is one of the few that come to mind - liberals have seen the Communist experiment as a hyperbolic expression of their own project of improvement; if the experiment failed, its casualties were incurred for the sake of a progressive cause. To think otherwise - to admit the possibility that the millions who were judged to be less than fully human suffered and died for nothing - would be to question the idea that history is a story of continuing human advance, which for liberals today is an article of faith. That is why, despite all evidence to the contrary, so many of them continue to deny Communism's clear affinities with Fascism.

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