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Topic subjecti said 'right wing' as a catchall for all the bad ideologies
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33586, i said 'right wing' as a catchall for all the bad ideologies
Posted by The Damaja, Thu Dec-22-05 12:13 PM
like racism, non-democracy, fascism, patriarchy and so on. it was just for convenience

>I don't consider fascism a right wing tradition at all.
>Fascism is far different from what we call modern
>conservatism. For example, the fascistís ideas on
>anti-modernism are far different.
>

so i wont really argue this point

>Who cares if Conrad was a racist, the book is still an
>excellent piece of literature. Achebe said that it had not
>value simply because it was racist. I disagree.

i think Achebe's problem is more with the attitude 'who cares if it/Conrad was racist', since Heart of Darkness is a text widely taught in schools and colleges without acknowledgment of the alleged racism