Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Leszek Kolakowski, RIP

The Weekly Standard has a marvelous tribute to this expert in Marxist pathology . Some particularly wise words from Professor Kolakowski: “Communism was not the crazy fantasy of a few fanatics, nor the result of human stupidity and baseness; it was a real, very real part of the history of the twentieth century, and we cannot understand this history of ours without understanding communism. We cannot get rid of this specter by saying it was just ‘human stupidity,’ or ‘human corruptibility.’ The specter is stronger than the spells we cast on it. It might come back to life.”


RebeccaH said...

What an interesting man.

Yojimbo said...


Fox is reporting that the Blue Dogs have reached a compromise and Rush(via indicates that they will begin marking up legislation in committee within the hour.

Great, another quick vote rushed through in hours before anyone can react. Perfect timing.

Being paranoid doesn't prevent you from being right.

Yojimbo said...

Fox is now reporting that there will be no vote until September.