Cory @Doctorow

TWEETING FROM #WORLDCON blathers, (quoting Con GOH Tim Powers along with a brazilian retweeters) “Literature is hostile to ideology.” Like this is something Really Deep, Man.

Which sounds a lot to me like a doctrinaire, blinders-on leftist trying to hand-wave away the ideological gnats who contradict his worldview.

At the same time, he gets to define what “literature” is — in order to shelter himself from those wascawwy ideologues.

I think there’s a clue here: if you have to engage in strawman arguments to defend your ideology (or to protect yourself from hearing it being debunked), maybe you should re-examine your premises.


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