Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Intellectuals and Discernment

In 1961 [Bertrand] Russell had also asserted that "on a purely statistical basis, Macmillan [British prime minister] and Kennedy are about fifty times as wicked as Hitler." Paul Johnson correctly observed of him that "when his sense of justice was outraged and his emotions aroused, his respect for accuracy collapsed."

- Paul Hollander, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship

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