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It is an interesting theory that only thoughtful people may be really 
prejudiced and that the slips we make without thought are not part of our 
"real" attitudes.  Unfortunate that it feels so "real" to those on the receiving 
end. 
Nancy

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Subject:        	Re: Eliot, Wagner and Julius

In a message dated 9/2/01 3:44:05 AM !!!First Boot!!!, 
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> 
> >> Madam:
>>  
>> You have an admirable moral instinct, but an undisciplined mind.  It is
>> Julius who is quoting these things, as evidence of Eliot's
>> anti-Semitism.  The question is whether or not the passages he cites,
>> read together in the context of his arguments, support his thesis.  If
>> this sort of discussion offends you, you either do not understand it,
>> or are irrational.  
>> 
> 
> 

Sir:

Methinks you are the irrational one.  I simply told a story that came to
mind relating to the idea that a person of a minority group cannot write
as a general citizen of his society.  As to whether Eliot was
anti-Semitic, I don't think his statement about Rosenberg, whether taken
to be a derogatory or complimentary, will answer this question, as often a
person without any real prejudice in his being may make a thoughtless
remark or tell a tasteless joke about a certain ethnic group.