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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

This Doesn't Have to Be Cultural Relativism

It's possible to admire the achievements of Columbus without ignoring his defects. Similarly, celebrating the Sputnik launch does not mean approval of totalitarianism.

If we reject all aspects of anything associated with something evil, that would mean we could not have a Constitution based on checks and balances considering that such a system was invented by the Romans (who had an economy based on slavery). We could not use the rockets pioneered by Werner von Braun. We could not even use logic because Aristotle claimed that there were “natural slaves.”

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet that is precisely the attitude of the contemporary Left: reject anything in the past of America or Western Civilization which associated with anything which violates modern liberal pieties.

Meanwhile excusing obscene atrocities committed by non-American, non-Westerners because they're victims of imperialism.

Trimegistus

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