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Emotion as the new reason

Posted by Helen Saturday, January 31, 2009

An excellent article in the Wall Street Journal (and how often do I say that?) about the way irrational emotionalism has taken over swathes of political and, more importantly, supposedly intellectual and academic life in the West. It is about the United States so many of our readers might not be interested but I strongly recommend it not least because it applies to a wide spectrum, politically speaking, in Britain.