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    • Leo Strauss
    • 18.08.13 | 22:40 (IDT)

    but in terms of realpolitik, in the end Israel has to obey its master, the US government (and the commercial giants it has to serve). No institution, how prestigious it is, can resist this. You have to face it: the new discourses opposing techno-turbo-capitalism won't come from the established institutions, not even the universities. Just like in Eastern Europe, several decades ago, most of the seriously challenging ideas are clandestine or transcribed in a way that only the educated or initiated reader can understand. At the other end, whistleblowers end up as martyrs. Read again "Persecutation and the Art of Writing" and understand that we are not "better" or "more clever" than the man living in the classical age.

    from the article: Humanities isn't a 'product'
    First published 03:50 18.08.13 | Last updated 03:50 18.08.13
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