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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Robert Anton Wilson on Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson

Here is a cool find from Jesse Walker: Robert Anton Wilson reviews Edmund Wilson's The Cold War and the Income Tax: A Protest. The review is from The Humanist, Volume 24, No. 1, in 1964.

(Robert Anton) Wilson writes, "The modern world has replaced religious bigotry with political bigotry, priestly authoritarianism with bureaucratic authoritarianism, holy wars with dirty wars, and dogmatic theology and with dogmatic ideology."

As many of you know, Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a famous literary critic.

1 comment:

supergee said...

E. Wilson is probably best known now for defending the Citadel of Serious Lit against the genres (“Ooh, Those Awful Orcs!,” “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd”), which is a shame because he was a great critic within the Citadel.