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Roger Scruton: “the power that it confers”

24 January 2020

Roger Scruton

 

 

“It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since…it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.”

Roger Scruton, A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. 24 January 2020 2:36 am

    A one man army . Surrounded by Marxist (Oxford) always with truth . Fools fraud and firebrand a classical book as good as1984,gulag archipelago

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