Monday, March 17, 2008
I am a little late in directing you to this article by John Gray. For some reason, John is persistently misunderstood by those who should be most inclined to agree with him. One recent American attack on him - I will not link to it - was so blind to the fact that the writer probably agreed with Gray that it seemed like a desperate act of self-wounding. In the case of this long Guardian article, his absolute demolition of the case of the militant atheists - Dawkins etc - should be read, in part, as a way of understanding the way his mind works. It's a wild ride inside the Gray head if you can just drop the attitude before you dive in.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:40 am