Saturday, July 21, 2012

Prick the bubbles...................

Christopher Hitchens, the anti-totalitarian, picked up the mantle of George Orwell.  So says Anthony Lock in an interesting essay on that subject at the Humanist.  Essay here.  Excerpt here:

"Try as best as you can, he challenged us, to not allow one belief to squander clear thinking about another, especially in regards to those so-called bubble personalities that become protected from criticism. It’s a kind of worship whereby anything deemed negative against the topic or person, even the act of criticizing, is illicit. This is totalitarian, he warned: a control over one’s head and what can be said, creating corrosive preconceptions."

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