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Commence Tearing Down the Statues Immediately

Filed under: General — JVW @ 8:10 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Add another dead white male to the ash heap of history:

A journal kept by Albert Einstein throughout his travels in the Far East, recently published by Princeton University Press, reveals xenophobic and racist attitudes that stand in stark contrast to the physicist’s legacy as a humanitarian and outspoken proponent of civil rights.

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But he also remarks on the people he meets, often using derogatory language to do so. His travel logs are particularly harsh on the Chinese. He says their children “are spiritless and look obtuse.”

“It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races,” he continues. “For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”

This daily outrage was brought to you by the good folks at NBC News. Say goodbye to the Einstein statue outside of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington.


Trump 2013: Openly Celebrating a Nuclear Deal Shows Weakness

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 am



No, it’s not news that a fool occupies the White House. But the hypocrisy is still newsworthy.

(H/t Allahpundit.)

Here’s a Sean Hannity “then and now” video. Embedding something from the Daily Show makes me throw up in my mouth a little, but the video is genuinely hilarious, and the source doesn’t matter when the hypocrisy is this stark:

No, it’s not news that Sean Hannity is an unprincipled fool. But the hypocrisy is still good for a laugh.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

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