Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2 quotes from George Scialabba's "What Are Intellectuals Good For?"

The first is excerpted from an essay by Irvin Howe,

"...if the ideal of socialism is now to be seen as problematic, the problem of socialism remains an abiding ideal. I would say that it is the best problem to which a political intellectual can attach himself"

The second is on an essay by Scialabba on William F. Buckley,

"...modern conservatism affirms values that cannot be reconciled: on the one hand, social stability, sustained by an immutable moral order and religious orthodoxy; on the other, the minimal state and the unregulated market. Competition creates new needs, which undermine old solidarities and deferences. Buckley celebrates capitalist abundance but frets over the lack of popular militancy in America vis-a-vis the welfare state and the Communist threat. It seems not to have occurred to him, or to many of his ideological comrades, to consider seriously whether these two phenomena are related".

7 comments:

Chris Yarrison said...

Sounds interesting. Who is this fellow and what is he good for?

mika said...

yeah very interesting. mika wants to eat him outtttttttttt lol jk i dont but i really do. mika thinks hes like youss a lot and will fuck you if u want mika 2.

mika said...

u like mika??

mika said...

well fuck you. then fuck me. and watch me fuck you fuck me

wiley said...

sometimes I fuck myself in front and myself

Wiley said...

i think I'm bi?

Zach Lyons said...

Hey guys, I just found out what has been happening and what has ben being said, and I would just like to say that I have had nothing to do with it, and I so sorry that you have had to read all those horrible posts. I didn't want to have to do this but to clear my name I feel its the only way, Mika and the fake Wiley comments have all been being made be Cameron!! He's seems to be going through something and we are trying to get him help. Again I'm sorry, and I hope to see you all soon.

Love Zach