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Old 05-09-2011, 02:02 PM
chiwhisoxx chiwhisoxx is offline
 
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Default Re: Buckley reviews Atlas

I found the whole thing on NRO, and found this passage from Chambers fairly amusing:

"It is the more persuasive, in some quarters, because the author deals wholly in the blackest blacks and the whitest whites. In this fiction everything, everybody, is either all good or all bad, without any of those intermediate shades which, in life, complicate reality and perplex the eye that seeks to probe it truly. This kind of simplifying pattern, of course, gives charm to most primitive story-telling."

Boy does this call for some Freudian analysis. I can certainly understand why Whittaker Chambers would be sensitive to black and white portrayals, given his own past he was presumably trying to escape...
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