Tuesday, July 13, 2004


More Explaining

As for the actual title, well I've already said something about that. In truth of course it represents an ironic anticipatory defence of what will no doubt emerge as the inchoate nature of my politics ("no, you see, I'm not contradicting myself, I'm just being dialectical") and a genuine belief in the need to grasp the full, and often paradoxical, complexity of matters rather than any genuine commitment to systematically dialectical thought.

(There's a quote from the French Socialist leader Leon Blum castigating the (Stalinist) French Communist Party for its various twists and turns in response to the dictates of Moscow, particularly in relation to the German threat and the formation of a Popular Front, that says something to the effect of "no number of spins of the dialectic can salvage any credibility for the Communists now". The quote was also in my mind when naming this blog, but sadly I can't seem to find it anywhere on the web, so I'm wondering if I imagined it).

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