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5. Cf. Jabès, Un Etranger avec, sous le bras, un livre de petit format, (Paris: Gallimard, 1989), pp. 112-15. 6. Rorty, Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, p. 87. 7. Cf. William Peter Blatty, The Exorcistfirst published by Blond & Briggs in 1972here quoted from the London Corgi edition of 1974; David Seltzer, The Omen (London: Futura Books, 1976). 8. Rorty, Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, p. 80. 9. Hans Magnus Enzensberger, "Back in the USSR," New Statesman and Society 10 November 1989, p. 29.
The kindess of the tolerant attitude does not by itself exclude the worst there is in humiliation: the assumption of inherent inferiority of the tolerated object. By itself, toleration may well be just another form in which virtues of the tolerant are re-asserted. 5. Cf. Jabès, Un Etranger avec, sous le bras, un livre de petit format, (Paris: Gallimard, 1989), pp. 112-15. 6. Rorty, Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, p. 87. 7. Cf. William Peter Blatty, The Exorcistfirst published by Blond & Briggs in 1972here quoted from the London Corgi edition of 1974; David Seltzer, The Omen (London: Futura Books, 1976).
One is the common and the ordinary, and therefore raising no brow: the kind of story told over and over again by the experts and their journalist popularizers, and thus becoming indistinguishable from the world it tells about. " One is the well-known story, repeated ad nauseam by the chorus of politicians, journalists and social scientists, of human and state interests, political platforms, not-wholly-eradicated irrational sentiments. The other? The coven was made up mostly of working class people, but a few were professional, highly placed men.