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tending to find and call attention to faults

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One might captiously conclude that real assent to the "actuality" of the Final Solution could only presuppose personal exposure to Buchenwald, Belsen, or Nuremberg.
I am seeking to show here that Blanchot's writing repays the attempt at careful thinking through; it differs not captiously, but meticulously.
And "conservative" is not the only curse of the times: other terms of opprobrium, like "racist," "sexist," "imperialist," "elitist," "formalist," and perhaps most ruinous of all, "humanist," may captiously supplant thought.