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:: Thursday, January 15, 2004 ::

Simply beautiful logic used in an analysis of the Bush/Rumsfeld view of reality and why it so infuriates the self-proclaimed intellectuals at home and abroad.Mark Goldblatt on White House and Intellectuals on National Review Online
The suggestion that truth wins out has been dismissed by a steady stream of continental thinkers, and their American disciples, as the height of intellectual na?vet?. In their minds, what determines truth is not correspondence with reality but political utility; we decide a proposition is true only if it directly or indirectly serves our interests. Different 'discourse communities,' accordingly, will always construct their own realities and determine their own truths. Sure, 'the moon orbits the earth' is true in Western culture. But a tribe of aborigines may decide that the moon is a goddess who comes out at night; that is their truth. The critical point is that neither of these truths is 'truer' than the other because reality is socially constructed, not objectively discernable.

:: Mark 11:09 AM [+] ::
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