Not radical or rational 2

April 23, 2009

Radical orthodoxy is more Dracula than Lazarus. It's reactionary romanticism in fancy dress: the undead dolled up with postmodern tosh. Your profile included John Milbank's inane remarks about social and natural science - things were so much better in the Middle Ages! - but failed to mention his support for 9/11 conspiracy theories, a useful sign of bizarre belief. As for the politics, it's not so much "Red Toryism" as Taleban Christianity. Fortunately, liberal modernity is vigorous enough to spare a little blood for these poor creatures.

David Voas, Manchester.

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