On the Tolerable and Intolerable Vices of Authors

Which vices of well-known persons are acceptable and which are strictly forbidden in our relativistic, post-modern age? Dr. Dalrymple explores this question in his latest The Epoch Times column.

And this omission in the book suggests to me that the penny still has not fully dropped in the minds even of clever and otherwise decent intellectuals (Sapiro is an eminent academic, a specialist in the relation between literature and the political engagements of authors) that communism was evil root and branch, intrinsically as it were, from the very first, and not merely an ideal that went a little haywire in its application.

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