Friday, September 2, 2005

From the desk of Emmanuel Goldstein

The Ambler quotes from a FrontPageMagazine interview with Theodore Dalrymple, author of "Our Culture, What's Left Of It". Dalyrymple discusses the effects of political correctness on its willing and unwilling practitioners. Here's a quote from elsewhere in the interview:

Tolerance is the greatest moral virtue and broadmindedness the greatest intellectual one. Moreover, no decent person can be other than a feminist. People therefore want to be both multiculturalist and feminist. But multiculturalism and feminism obviously clash; therefore, you avoid the necessity to give up one or the other merely by disregarding the phenomena. How you feel about yourself is more important to you than the state of the world.

2 comments:

Pietr said...

Tolerance a moral virtue?I think honesty is the greatest.Tolerance often disguises pusillanimity.
Broad mindedness?Now that is usually cowardice dressed up as some other sort of cop-out.
As I used to say in my youth,I am broad-minded.I have a fixed opinion about absolutely everything.

Mike said...

Right... that wasn't the most skillful excerpting job.

He was describing the PC pathology ("tolerance", "broad-mindedness"), as you'd see with the context restored back from my ham handed editing.