Monday, January 23, 2012

The Seed Beneath the Snow

Lisette Talate

It is as if writers as watchdogs are extinct, or in thrall to a sociopathic zeitgeist, convinced they are too clever to be duped. Witness the stampede of sycophants eager to deify Christopher Hitchens, a war lover who longed to be allowed to justify the crimes of rapacious power. "For almost the first time in two centuries", wrote Terry Eagleton, "there is no eminent British poet, playwright or novelist prepared to question the foundations of the western way of life".

The world war on democracy by John Pilger

3 comments:

Letitia Coyne said...

The deadly game that seldom speaks its name.

Lxx

Garth said...

Letitia: and yet the info is there for all to find

Harlequin said...

thanks for this powerful post.