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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The esteemed Garry Wills:

Pius IX prompted the definition of papal infallibility and issued the Syllabus of Errors, which condemned democracy, freedom of the press, religious pluralism, and belief in progress.

Put "belief in" in front of all the other things besides "progress" and you have a decent description of one corner of the poststructuralist project. Which is worrisome, no? More on this later.

The quote is from his great article about The Passion and the sect Gibson's a member of, which is well worth a look. (Thanks to Prabhakar.)