Maverick Philosopher reads last week's review
in the NYTimes and asks
And let's not forget that the later Jean-Paul Sartre was not just a Commie, but a Stalinist. Should Critique of Dialectical Reason be dismissed as hate speech? Should we deny Sartre the title 'philosopher' and re-classify him as a Commie ideologue? Of course not. And please no double standard. Why is being a Nazi worse than being a Stalinist? Why is murdering people because of their ethnic affiliation worse than murdering people because of their class affiliation?
If we're going to get relativistic and compare the cases of Heidegger and Sartre, we don't even have to go as far as Sartre's support for Stalin, but we can simply contrast how the Nazis treated the two
. Like Jean-Paul said: "In war there are no innocent victims