“When we speak of leftists in this article we have in
mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types,
feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and
the like. But not everyone who is associated with one of these
movements is a leftist. “
I could cut and paste hundreds of snippets. Kaz was both a mathematical genius and a political one.
“Those who are most sensitive about “politically incorrect”
terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant,
abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of
whom do not even belong to any “oppressed” group but come from
privileged strata of society.”
I’m the brother who didn’t betray Ted. He left his tenure-track teaching position at Berkeley because….…. it was a “surrugate activity.” He wanted to live a “real life”, which he did for a long time.
“When people do not have to exert themselves to
satisfy their physical needs they often set up artificial goals for
themselves. In many cases they then pursue these goals with the same
energy and emotional involvement that they otherwise would have put
into the search for physical necessities.”
“Industrial Society and It’s Consequences” is Ted’s masterpiece. It is the culmination of his life’s work. In his time, Ted was one of the smartest white men alive.