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in response to reader comment: liberal fear or hypocrisy?

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Oct 16, 2006 at 16:40

To the title of the comment, I say: perhaps we should acknowledge that fear is at the foundation of trying to reconcile the irreconciliable. For trying to balance opposites is tricky when there is no middle ground between the two, it has to be one or the other. As for the question: the hubris of being clever for those pessimistic about Western Culture is, consistency is seen as an attribute of the lower class.

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