Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hungarian philosophers under attack

I know that everyone is focused on the Middle East, but I’d like to call attention to a witch hunt that is going on in Hungary against liberal, mostly Jewish philosophers. The 81-year-old Agnes Heller is the designated chief witch. She is deemed a serious intellectual threat to the regime, democratically elected but bent on stifling democracy.

Yesterday she appeared before the European parliament, pressing her case. Here’s the recorded stream.

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