Friday, 10 February 2006

Fewtril #64

Against the overblown and all-embracing theory of a charlatan, few arguments are so damaging as when a faithful disciple, in an earnest bid to prove the theory’s claim to universal relevance, applies it to an everyday matter that makes plain its absurd and inane grandiloquence, as when the Marxist sees dialectical materialism at work in his liking for sponge pudding.

1 comment:

Akaky said...

But I've always thought that Marxist Leninist thought was the necessary basis for properly enjoying sponge pudding, just as pound cake can only be truly appreciated by anarcho-syndicalists and devil's food cake is fit only for the discerning palate of absolute monarchists. I fear you state the obvious here, sir.