Daily Archives: January 11, 2006

Waging Peace: Paul Rasor

Go here for clarity on our post September 11 world.

Paul Rasor must be a brilliant teacher if one is to judge from Faith without Certainty, which is a model of clear exposition. His chapter on postmodernism is one of the best things I have read on the subject. I wish the book had been around back in 2002 when I had to teach a unit on pomo to a Year 12 class. I now offer a sample, a long extract from Rasor’s chapter on Liberation Theology.

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Reds weren’t the only Cold War criminals: Eric Aarons

The article above is a defence of himself and his family by former Australian communist Eric Aarons. Yesterday, in response to the screening on ABC-TV of an episode of Dynasties (full transcript there) about the Aarons family, Gerard Henderson went on the attack in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Grand mythology still blinds disciples to the crimes of communism

…What was missing from the program was a proper analysis of what the Aarons dynasty stood for up until the time when Laurie and Eric broke with Moscow, following the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The fact is that Sam, Laurie and Eric supported every communist totalitarian dictator around – including Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and their ilk.

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