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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

 

the fire is in the minds of men


where i saw robespierre, justin raimondo sees dostoevsky and his document to the insanity of nihilism, "the possessed".

the loss of literary knowledge as a currency of political and historical perspective has never been so acutely felt as it is now in "fear factor" america.

UPDATE: as bad as one could have expected, raimondo is exactly right -- neocon press hack michael barone spits out the truth -- the reference is wholly intentional.

it is either lost on barone and his ilk that the dostoevsky's burning town is a metaphor for the homes and lives of countless russians -- or, yet more frighteningly, they believe the wanton slaughter of millions is justifiable in the attempt to achieve the noble goal.


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