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Submitted by Min Rhee (Canada), Aug 17, 2020 at 11:17

The phenomenon of Western "intellectuals" that worship foreign autocracies, while not tolerating even a speck of fault in Western democracies, should be better advertised. Thank you for this piece, and I hope you delve deeper into it.

Furthermore, I wholeheartedly agree with your pessimistic conclusion that this cannot end well - these people have real influence, reaching far beyond their ivory towers. Even after decades of bulls**t emanating from Western social sciences, people still automatically prostrate themselves to the latest judgment issued from these centres of "unlearning". Even Jean-Paul Sartre, whom you quote in this piece, was a critic of Khrushchev's Secret Speech that denounced Stalinist terrors; and yet his reputation remains intact in the academic world, despite this grave lapse in judgment.

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