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To: EveningStar

The NYT gets Herbert Spencer wrong by the way. The common understanding of Spencer as author of social darwinism is quite wrong.


8 posted on 02/01/2009 3:10:54 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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RKV: The NYT gets Herbert Spencer wrong by the way.

Bars4Bill: A New York Times writer of Darwin should be taken as seriously as Obama on economics.

"Christopher Benfey (born 28 October 1954) is an American literary critic and Emily Dickinson scholar. He is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College." Source

In other words, he's a renowned scholar who, among other things, wrote this article for the NYT.

The kneejerk NYT dismissal is not relevant.

21 posted on 02/01/2009 5:42:02 PM PST by EveningStar (Socialism in the USA began in 1933. In 2009 it kicked into warp drive.)
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