[plt-scheme] (warning: off topic, no Scheme or even CS involved)

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Sat Feb 21 13:00:45 EST 2009

Matthias Felleisen wrote:

> My point is that you shouldn't find Nazi-apologist on the left, the 
> leading intellectual on-campus left (in the sense of academic left, not 
> lefties who work on campus). 

And you shouldn't find torture-apologists among the intellectual 
on-campus right, but you do. Meanwhile, there are many intellectuals 
throughout the spectrum who denounce human rights violations regardless 
of who commits them. Jurgen Habermas, for example, has criticized not 
just Heidegger but contemporary apologists among German historians (many 
on the right, e.g. Ernst Nolte). --PR

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