[percy-l] The West Wing's comment on Biblical contradictions

marcus at loyno.edu marcus at loyno.edu
Tue Aug 19 11:09:35 EDT 2003

A question for Larry:  What is your "real" job?

Marcus Smith

From: LTberrywtr at aol.com
To: percy-l at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [percy-l] The West Wing's comment on Biblical
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:49:42 EDT

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>     Scruton is right, of course, though I would have said
> a whiff of methane.
>     Deconstructionism and postmodernism are nothing more
> than nihilism  tricked up in academic frizzies. They are -
> as one of the Democratic candidates for  president was
> recently described by an opponent - tickets to nowhere.
> I'm sure  WP treated then with the contempt they so richly
> deserve.
>     I'm a bit surprised through that fiscally conservative
> state legislators  haven't picked up on what may be the
> only upside to this nonsense. Following  the logic of
> post-everything, we could all save a bundle of tax money
> by firing  every literature professor in the republic. I
> mean, what do we need them for?  All we have to do is have
> a graduate assistant - or since we really no longer  need
> literature phds, a janitor would do - on hand to tell all
> students  arriving for their first day in literature
> classes, "Folks, just read anything you  want to. Nothing
> is better than anything else, and it all means whatever
> you  want it to mean. You don't have to come back. Have a
> nice life."
>     Of course I'm kidding - sort of - because if we really
> followed the logic  of post-everything and cashiered all
> literature professors (and professors of  just about
> everything else on the liberal arts side) then a lot of
> you fine  folks in this fun but funky forum would have to
> get real jobs. Lord knows, I'm  not suggesting that.
>     Cheers,
> --Larry
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