Posted by sigismund on April 18, 2011, at 21:24:40
In reply to oh, whatever [w/a californian accent] » sigismund, posted by floatingbridge on April 18, 2011, at 20:12:38
But Black Mass is my favourite book. The argument is that religion leaves patterns of thought that recur in different ways. The opening line is 'Modern politics is a chapter in the history of religion'. This has nothing to do with belief as such. Of course America is a bit different. John Gray is British. I saw him at the Sydney Writers Festival. He is an old fashioned conservative and now that I think of it, appeared on stage with an American old fashioned conservative, Andrew Bacevich. Being old fashioned conservatives makes them look very radical these days. It's all so confusing.