Since nothing I said suggests any such thing, I do not know what this is
supposed to mean.

My point is quite the opposite, that intellectuals IN UNIVERSITIES need to
engage in public debate and not only in academic journals.  I said nothing
at all about others and this implication of McCarthyism is, frankly,
extremely offensive and disturbing.  As is the term "pointy heads."  Why is
this form of prejudice supposed to be acceptable?


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In a message dated 10/21/02 10:40:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
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> In the case of Ambrose,

Also in the question of poplar or poindexter, I think SJ Gould fits in. .
. From where comes the notion that pointy-heads are the only ones who
be intellectual?  Is it the damning of McCarthy raising his head again?