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I think intellectuals really, aggressively, deliberately betraying their country is a common thing

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Feb 25, 2009 at 14:12

I just happened to notice Daniel responded on my comment from long ago.

I reiterate that a purposeful, aggressive anti-patriotism was extremely common on the (intellectual and other) Left after WWI and in the late 1960s all over the West -- although I can't cite a specific example using "Rape the US" or "Rape France" or something like because I detest the Left and avoid, if possible, exposure to anything they say listening to them.

So, I think Daniel suggesting it was unique was a significant overstatement, but of course I share his shock at the words.

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