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Nothing Sacred by Douglas Rushkoff
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Jul 09, 2010

it was ok

The absurd arrogance of the author (and thesis of the book) can be summed up here:

As anyone can see, Rushkoff has no problem actually being somewhat honest, but this book is also full of half-truths, narrow generalizations, conscious distortions, and journalistic "scholarship."

For example, Rushkoff tries to blame Carl Jung for helping promote Jewish racial theories that would inspire Hitler and thus result in the holocaust. Of course, I think this is just Rushkoff's way of getting back at Jung for exposing Freud (who Rushkoff praises throughout) as a dogmatic fraud who consciously used unscientific means to get his agenda across. As Wittgenstein noted, Freud's "Scientific theories" more resembled the assembling of a hypothesis.

By the half-way point of this book Rushkoff's annoying tone becomes quite intolerable. Still, the book has a couple insights due to Rushkoff's big mouth. Maybe the Zionists will put Douglas-boy on their "self-hating Jew" list for his negative remarks against Jewish nationalism.
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