Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Tale of Two Islands

One island is a brutal dictatorship off the coast of the US that has been ruled by the same political party and indeed same family since 1959. The other is a liberal democracy off the coast of China that started out as a dictatorship under one family but, unlike the first island it has become a stable and free society that largely respects human rights. Yet, the fashionable thing among internet pundits seems to be to support the government of the first island and oppose even recognition of the second one. This is one of those things that is so stupid that only intellectuals can support it.

1 comment:

derRach said...

Say...none dare call it Marxism. Maybe this has already been used as a book title about US academia? Well, I believe that it should have.

It is a pity that the only "truth" permitted in intellectual discourse is of the Marxist variety. Censorship comes in many colors and not only in red. It also applies to science and mathematics. Follow the current fad in scholarship or be cast adrift. Mathematics is not Marxist per se, but mathematicians can be.