>From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: OT Re: noting events
>Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 12:22:49 +0100
>When the Second World War was becoming inevitable, Eliot didn't turn the
>Criterion into a propaganda organ. He discontinued it. I'm not >suggesting
>the listowners wind up TSE when the bombs start falling on >Baghdad - I'm
>simply arguing that those who don't want to keep on >fiddling while Rome
>burns (a laudable attitude) should direct their >energies to more
>appropriate forums. If they can't think of any, it's >really too bad for
>them - or a sad reflection on debate culture in >general.
<insert tipping of imaginary hat in a generally eastward, .be-bound
direction, though i really do have to specify that said tipping stops well
short of .de)
(to be perfectly honest, formulaic invocation of criterion 'istoire is imo,
though pertinent & pretty much spot on, semi-amusing in its What Would Eliot
Do implications. id wear that tshirt, personally, but thats just me)
cheerfully plus not to mention tongue-in-the-cheek antagonistically (in an
equal opportunity kind of way) yours
p.s. which harm is obviously & jejunely enamored of subordinate clauses, so
much so to render much if not all of his html-bound(ed) prose
incomprehensibly dense & tangential, & also lets not forget annoyingly meta
& self conscious, ick, just plain ick.
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