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Posted December 2, 2010
The first reviewer obviously has not bothered to read the book, but instead, has decided to simply judge the book by it's cover, literally it seems. That is ironic because the strikes me as prejudicial. The truth is the author is making the argument that a well trained and experienced mind can and should make life decisions based on those experiences. It is the sign of a simple mind that assumes the author is arguing for racial prejudice, which the author takes the pains to dispel, just because "Praise" and "Prejudice" is in the title. Read the book. Dalrymple presents an excellent argument.
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In praise of prejudice? Against reason then?
He writes in favour of following our preconceived ideas. Surely this raises the question - which are preconceived ideas?
In Pakistan, for example, these ideas are fairly likely, not inevitably, going to be reactionary and Muslim. Is that really OK by Dr D?
What if your preconceived ideas are those of liberty, equality and fraternity? Would DR D be happy with that?
Really, his thinking is just a silliness and a muddle, confused and confusing.
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Posted April 2, 2011
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