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Declares Theodore Dalrymple: "[T]he attempt [to find a way of life based entirely on reason] leads at best to Gradgrind and at worst to Stalin."
And there I was all along thinking Stalin's approach actually sort of ran counter to reason. I guess I stand corrected.
(Via Arts & Letters Daily.)
October 31, 2007 at 09:12 AM in ignes fatui, Atheism, Idiot Search, Philosophy, Religion | Permalink
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