Anti-intellectual? Not at the Telegraph

Lindsay Tanner says that Australians are anti-intellectual, but has anyone told the Daily Telegraph’s Simon Benson? Today he’s casually quoting 19th century German philosophy:

OBVIOUSLY, Peter Debnam hasn’t read Nietzsche.

If he had, he would know that while madness might be rare in individuals, in political parties it is the rule.

The Liberal leader is either very badly advised, has shockingly poor judgment or doesn’t care much for philosophies that have dictated the course of political history.

Perhaps Debnam should read the Tele more often. And in other news… blogger and journalist Tim Blair becomes the Tele’s new opinion editor.

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Adrian
Adrian
15 years ago

He’s misquoted Nietzsche actually. The quote says that madness in “whole nations” is the rule, not in political parties.