Monday, May 21, 2007

The perfidy of intellectuals

An excellent Start the Week on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Clive James on intellectuals, especially French intellectuals during the Occupation, and the few intellectuals who were right about fascism and right about Stalinism (the good guys: Albert Camus, Raymond Aron, Nadezhda Mandelstam). Also Jacqueline Rose, the most interesting and thoughtful of anti-Zionists, on intellectuals in Israel/Palestine.


2 comments:

ModernityBlog said...

Rose's recent book was torn apart by Shalom Lappin, see http://www.democratiya.com/review.asp?reviews_id=59

bob said...

Thanks for that link modernity. I think her work is deeply flawed, but her position is more nuanced and subtle than a lot of anti-anti-Zionists give her credit for.

On the radion this morning, she ended up sounding quite sane on the whole.