Friday, October 12, 2007
Eagleton, Terry. "Rebuking Obnoxious Views is not just a Personality Kink." GUARDIAN October 10, 2007
If they cannot find a flaw in your reasoning, the great radical William Hazlitt wrote, they will certainly find one in your reputation. In his usual intellectually slovenly style, Rod Liddle accuses Marxists such as myself of supporting 'Islamism,' despite the fact that blowing the heads off little children in the name of Allah was not exactly what Marx had in mind. Amis's panic-stricken reaction to 9/11 is part of a wider hysteria that has swept over sections of the liberal left, one to which creative writers seem particularly prone. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2187361,00.html.