An excellent week for liberal thinking. Its champions were able to pour their venom over the graves of Stéphane Hessel and Hugo Chavez. These two men are hardly fit for comparison, except for the reactions triggered by their deaths. They were violent and direct for Chavez, and just as violent for Hessel, but blandly and hypocritically concealed. In both cases, we were forced to deal with subversives (Régis Debray referred to Hessel as “an inconvenient man”), and yet there was no posturing, which is exactly what caused our great liberal thinkers to break out in a rash.
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