Sunday, September 09, 2007

Criticism of Dawkins

Adam Roberts delivers a magnificent criticism of Dawkins' recent book, The Fascism Delusion:
Dawkins avoids the real question of whether one’s political understanding terminates with a structureless, anarchic and social aggregation void of meaning, or with an authority who provides order, stability and reason for living. The bottom line is that Dawkins cannot afford to entertain the possibility that Fascism fills a deep-seated need in people. But the evidence that this is the case is so strong. Fascism could hardly have been as popular as it has been, for as long, otherwise.

(h/t to Geoff Arnold)

1 comment:

  1. That made up for the Colbert Report re-runs this week, except for the part which justified violence, that made me pause for a bit. It's nice to know that my apparent inherent capacity for evil somehow justifies religion.


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