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CHAT: pacifism

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, December 19, 2003, 8:09
>J Y S Czhang scripsit: > > I don't think Goodman, Le Guin, Chomsky & LaoTzu * would like being > > called "militant" or associated with any form of "militancy." They > > are most vocal about being "pacifist." > > Google shows the phrase "militant pacifism" gets about 250 hits, mostly > associated with Albert Einstein, who clearly belongs on the list.
I dunno about that. Einstein was clearly a pacifist, but he was nowhere near as militant as Chomsky. Einstein genuinely thought becoming involved in WWII was a less bad option than allowing Hitler to kill tens of millions of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, Slavs and other Europeans who happened to be in the way. Chomsky, by comparison, to my knowledge has never not condemned any war, whatever the motives. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


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