Interesting!

vox
Very interesting essay

For if you turn out to be living in an evil empire (rather than, as you had been told, a democracy fighting an evil empire), then you have no responsibility to your country; you are accountable only to humanity. If what your government and your teachers are saying is all part of the same Orwellian monologue – if the differences between the Harvard faculty and the military-industrial complex, or between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, are negligible – then you have a responsibility to make a revolution.

~ Richard Rorty

Read the essay! It’s worth it! Maybe even some Americans will finally get the distinction between liberals and socialist radicals.

American philosopher Richard Rorty (1931 – 2007) in Oxford, May 7, 2003.

 

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