Perry Anderson Famous Quotes & Sayings

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8 Perry Anderson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Perry Anderson Sayings: a genius of means, barren of ends a genius of means, barren of ends
Perry Anderson Sayings: [P]olitics is always a Kampfplatz. [P]olitics is always a Kampfplatz.
Perry Anderson Sayings: It should be a matter of honour on the Left to write at least as It should be a matter of honour on the Left to write at least as well, without redundancy or clutter, as its adversaries.
Perry Anderson Sayings: Intellectuals are judged not by their morals, but by the quality of their ideas, which Intellectuals are judged not by their morals, but by the quality of their ideas, which are rarely reducible to simple verdicts of truth or falsity, if only because banalities are by definition accurate.
Perry Anderson Sayings: [A] resistance that dispenses with consolations is always stronger than one which relies on them. [A] resistance that dispenses with consolations is always stronger than one which relies on them.
Perry Anderson Sayings: Structurally, by reason of their smaller numbers and greater resources, virtually all ruling classes enjoy Structurally, by reason of their smaller numbers and greater resources, virtually all ruling classes enjoy an advantage over the ruled in their capacity for collective action. Their internal lines of communication are more compact; their wealth offers an all-purpose medium of power, convertible into any number of forms of domination; their intelligence systems scan the political landscape from a greater height. More numerous and more dispersed, less equipped materially, less armed culturally, subordinate classes always tend, in the sociologist Michael Mann's phrase, to be 'organisationally outflanked
Perry Anderson Sayings: Moral indignation is too precious an export to be wasted at home Moral indignation is too precious an export to be wasted at home
Perry Anderson Sayings: Nothing like this has been attempted before. ( ... ) It might be called a Nothing like this has been attempted before. ( ... ) It might be called a literary Porto Alegre. That implies a beginning, with much fierce argument and discussion to come. But whatever the outcome of ensuing criticisms or objections, The World Republic of Letters
empire more than republic, as Casanova shows
is likely to have the same sort of liberating impact at large as Said's Orientalism, with which it stands comparison.