Friday, April 22, 2005

Invented evils...

Thanks to Diana Hsieh:

"I vaguely remember hearing (perhaps from Stephen Hicks) that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the hard left faced an inescapable either-or choice between socialism and reality. Unsurprisingly, they abandoned reality in favor of socialism -- and thus postmodernism was born. Based upon my readings on Soviet Russia and Red China, I'm certain that most (if not all) hard leftists abandoned reality decades earlier. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, the last shred of their pretend concern for the facts disintegrated. Postmodernism then served as a convenient rationalization for their abandonment of that pretended concern for facts: Wow, as it turned out, the idea of objective fact was just a myth!"
Yep, the emphasis was added
Read it all:
Diana Mertz Hsieh: NoodleFood

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