I own a desktop 1600x1200 display and a laptop 1440x920 display. On both i find font 'anti-aliasing' of the cleartype variety creates blurry letters.
So I don't agree with this assessment.
Moreover the idea that high contrast is the same as aliasing is simply false. It's necessary to have aliasing at low resolutions to have high contrast, but even with "anti-aliasing" techniques, aliasing is still present, it is merely mitigated to some degree. I prefer clarity over prettiness. I'm not sure why one would ever elect differently for reading fonts.