Definition : The Noble Lie = The Magnificent Myth

The Noble Lie is the cornerstone of the Neo-Conservative thought array; to call it a philosophy is too complimentary, an inflation of the actuality, of its mere serviceability, to the practice of its particular politics. And from the practice of its  politics, one is un-astonished at the fact of lying, in its many varieties, that infects the opinionators of the Conservative ethos.Plato's concept in the Republic was paternalistic in fact totalitarian! Perfectly congruent with Conservatism's romance with the jackboot. Lying as a necessity. One need only consult the appropriate web sites, to engage with the thought merchants of maladroitly cobbled together propaganda, that passes for Conservative Thought. And rationalized as urgently necessary, to negate the triumph of the pseudo-New Deal; confected by New Democrats infatuated with a romantic attachment to a,now, amorphous but still plangent political nostalgia.           

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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1 Response to Definition : The Noble Lie = The Magnificent Myth

  1. nathan says:

    did you know that the prevailing view of leftist critical theory is that plato was on to something with the republic. In fact Badiou, Zizek and many others regard it for its universality and they are right. You may want to read another translation.

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