Skip to comments.Dangerous liaisons and sex with teens: The story of Sartre and de Beauvoir as never told before
Posted on 04/11/2008 6:24:41 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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And yet, when we read about the intellectual geniuses on the right, what do we get?
Russell Kirk, family man.
Milton Friedman, great professor. Devoted to his wife.
Ronald Reagan, heroic lifeguard, honorable union president, fine husaband.
Okay, I’m sure there’s been the conservative or two who hasen’t live up to their ideals, but our side seems to produce far better-behaved intellectuals. (I don’t count the ideologues like Ayn Rand—that’s not true conservativism.)
Sadly, many on the left more or less take this approach.
Yeah, well, y’ain’t French.
I wonder what book this is? The article does not give the title and author.
One of the things that rings true is Camus not intertested in Beauvoir. His off and on Leftism notwithstanding, his greater consciousness would see through her in an instant.
There is also something here much deeper, the schism between verbalism, dealing in the world through the shallow symbolism of verbal manipulation, and engaging the world through graphic and quantitative talent. One can design microprocessors, diesel-electrics, cosmological models, or one can be a NYT journalist. One can be an engineer, or a lawyer.
The name of the book is A Dangerous Liaison by Carole Seymour-Jones is published by Century at £20. To order a copy at £18 (p&p free) call 0845 606 4206.
What is up with the French? I thought the scene in John Adams quite well showed where they were at before the French Revolution, heck aren’t they going to move on?
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