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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 431 of the 3rd edition (1998) of Paul Hollander’s indispensable 1981 account of the political credulity of intellectuals, Political Pilgrims:

While the suspension of disbelief has its place in human life, it belongs more to the religious (or aesthetic) than the political realm. There is, furthermore, as has been shown by this study, an all too close affinity between high utopian hopes and expectations on the one hand, and credulity, the rationalization of repression, and double standards, on the other.