Perry Anderson Quote
Values – ethical, epistemological, aesthetic – figure in the contests over the field, but they do not define it. Intellectuals are judged not by their morals, but by the quality of their ideas, which are rarely reducible to simple verdicts of truth or falsity, if only because banalities are by definition accurate.
p. 76 - Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas (2005) - Ch. 3 : Dreams of Central Europe