From André Gide to Michel Foucault, predatory behavior has frequently hijacked calls for gay rights to justify abuse.
How timely! Here is a review of Foucault's Vol 4 of his _History of Sexuality_ entitled "Confessions of the Flesh."
Money quote: "Today, Foucault scholars and editors prefer to pass over his advocacy of pederasty in silence."
That Plato made this kind of love "the very basis of his philosophy" is downright wrong. As far as I can see, Plato was rather reserved in this matter, and the basis of his philosophy is something completely different. It was only that Plato was read in this way by many in this time. And errors as this exist until today.
Great article. I had no idea about Foucault
Somewhere in his "Lyrical and Critical Essays" Camus mentions that the young lovers of Algeria would rendezvous in cemeteries, a fact he found expressive of the sentinent of The Absurd, which it is....
A refutation of Sorman's accusations. Seems that MF was much more hebephilic than pedophilic, something that agrees with my own assessment of the priests & religious brothers I experienced & heard about as I was growing up devout Catholic in NYC in the 50s & 60s.
"a claim belied by the lack of impact accusations against prominent conservative figures had on conservatives’ sexual moralizing." -- The difference is, such a moralizing in case of conservatives is a sign of hypocrisy, but sexual violence and exploitation, especially of children, have a way to pop up from every corner throughout history among people who adhered to ideas similar to current "woke" propaganda.