am 4.2.2003 20:37 Uhr schrieb INGELBIEN RAPHAEL unter [log in to unmask]:

> While it may be entirely appropriate for world events to be _noted_ on the
> list, I would like to issue a pre-emptive call for restraint in the face of
> a world event in the making. The last few years have shown that tensions in
> the Middle East had the potential to inflame passions on the list. Exchanges
> on that topic have invariably been more hurtful than informative. If/When
> war breaks out in the Gulf, I hope we will all remember that this forum
> exists primarily to discuss the life and work of TS Eliot.
> This is not a call to keep on fiddling while Rome burns.

But it IS, dear Raphael.


A very much concerned