Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

Now what, since World War II, has been the strongest taboo in contemporary democratic societies? To my mind, and particularly in Europe, it has been the taboo that keeps writers, journalists, and politicians from mentioning a violation of human rights, an abuse of power, or a run-of-the-mill economic setback, in short anything occurring in a country conventionally labeled "leftist," without immediately pointing to an equivalent imperfection in some right-wing dictatorship or democratic, capitalist nation. 

- Jean-François Revel, The Flight from Truth: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information

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