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On Simplification – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on On Simplification – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James · Complexity, History, Ideology, Politics, Totalitarianism

Modern history had given us enough warning against treating simplifications as real. The totalitarian states, the great sponsors of mass atrocity against innocent human beings, had been propelled by ideologies, and what else was an ideology except a premature synthesis?

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