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Ideology and Theories of Everything – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · History, Ideology, Politics, Totalitarianism

The mass murderer is ever fond of theories that explain everything, and all the fonder if they can be acquired without study. There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into. People are drawn into these enthusiasms by no mechanism that has anything much to do with rational thought.

I really think this is one of the great dangers of ideology…

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