Monday, April 07, 2003

On Pacifism, Nihilsm and the 'Reality Principle'

From an interview with French philosopher André Glucksmann:
[C]omplacency ... made Hitler possible. This complacency has cost us about 50 million lives. It also worked well for Stalin. ‘Better red than dead!’ Pacifism is a kind of complacency. ...

I could not look at myself in the mirror if Saddam Hussein were still in power because I have been to a demonstration against Bush, and as a result, the people in Iraq had to live in this totalitarian regime for another twenty years.

This interview is so good it has to be read to be believed. "Vive la France!?"

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