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Re plato, I do understand reservations, once he starts talking about how to actually run the Republic, you start to think, er...

But aristotle I thought was a good antidote to that, the way he conceptualise eudamonia as essentially a happy medium of things. I thought that was very common sense.

A contrast between their two ways of thinking was actually the central part of my proposed mphil, I was going to look at their relationship and compare/contrast with the relationship between modernity and post modernity.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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the left's worst case scenario obsession with rebirth and purity is Year Zero (or Year One, as the French originally put it), an absolute break with the past

one is about ideological (revolutionary) purity...
Or, equivalently, class purity: "dekulakization" etc.
 
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