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Saturday, 26 May 2012


Here is a cracker from Michael Gove: "To suggest that antisemitism can ever be explained, rather than condemned, is insensitive and, frankly, bizarre." So that is a whole swathe of post-war social psychology in the trash can then. Strange that a substantial proportion of it was written by Jews trying to make sense of why the country their forefathers had lived in for centuries had attempted to murder them. In what way Michael is their attempt to explain their experience insensitive and bizarre? I find it bizarre that we live in a country where the Secretary of State for Education believes that there is an incompatibility between explanation and condemnation. Then again I suppose reflection on the Is/Ought distinction is probably not a major component of  an English Literature degree.

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