First, this falls into the typical personal attack I have been
Second, I have nothing more to say on this topic. I am interested in
the issue of wikipedia because it is, in fact, a serious concern that
students now use online sources without understanding how to find
reliable ones. And I am interested in how we understand Eliot and his
work as a whole. I am not at all interested in your analysis of my
If there is anyone left on this list who is interested in discussion of
poetry and ideas, I'd love to participate; in fact, I think a serious
discussion of the implications of online materials would be valuable and
possibly fascinating if it opened up access to Eliot materials not
everyone can find otherwise and that can be explained to students who
need to know how to use it. My point from the beginning has been that I
do not want to participate in the kind of thing said here.
Okay, hands up everyone who didn't see that coming....
Seriously, if you fail to see why people react to your posts the way
they do, might I suggest re-reading your first three paragraphs,
particularly for tone and preferably in a workshop of people unaware of
the author? I suspect the words "bellicose," "indignant" and
"hectoring" would come up immediately (c.f., the "IF I HAD"
cyber-shouting). But don't take my word for it; gather your own
evidence. I guarantee, though, that no one will offer "magnanimous."
Except perhaps the author.
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