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Well Old guy, I haven't wondered where you were, and if you cannot
understand analogy, however do you bother reading poems--if you do. 

Does adolescent rudeness never lose its attraction for you?  I think the
possibility of such surgery being successful is long past.
Nancy

>>> [log in to unmask] 02/23/05 9:21 PM >>>
My remark was in answer to a question Rick asked,
which seemed to me tangential to the question at hand.
As I remember it had to do with what Eliot would think
were he kicking amongst us today. What the object
of his putative opinion was, eludes me at the moment, but
it had, I suspect, little or nothing to do with the current
object of your pontification.

I've been wondering why we haven't heard from you recently,
old girl. Glad to see you're still in form, if not in fashion.

What a weird collection of irrelevant analogies you produced.
Remind me never to go to you if I need intellectual surgery of
some kind.

Cheers,
Peter

Nancy Gish wrote:

>Why?  Do you think he was both jolly and idiotic?  And why is Eliot's
>view relevant here?  As I read the little that is in these URLs (and it
>is not a whole story unless my computer did not access the original for
>some reason), there is not a simple issue here.  Can someone tell
>exactly what Wendy Doniger said and why it is somehow comic?  Rick?
>
>Also, the "assessment" of academic work is always an academic project. 
>Anyone can read and comment and think what they like (as "anyone" did
>with Julius and Seymore-Jones), but it requires scholarly expertise to
>evaluate another's scholarship.
>
>No one doubts this in other fields.  Patients may have views of any one
>doctor, but it really takes a specialist in brain surgery to know if
>another  one is qualified.  "Anyone" may have views on the
privatization
>of social security, but unless they know what economists can document
on
>the data and financial impact, they cannot really "assess" its
long-term
>impact.  We all drive cars, but whether they are really safe in their
>design takes engineering knowledge. This dismissal of knowledge is
>simply anti-intellectual and silly.
>
>Why this absurd mockery of the need for scholarship in evaluating
>scholarship?  It's standard.
>Nancy
>
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>>>>[log in to unmask] 02/23/05 5:19 PM >>>
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>I suspect he would be killing himself laughing.
>Cheers,
>Peter
>
>Vishvesh Obla wrote:
>
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>
>>"The place to assess her work (Wendy Doniger) is in
>>the academy, not polemical billboards or Web pages."
>>
>>(http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0502/issue/letters-counterpoint.shtml)
>>
>>
>>That was a statement that caught my attention on the
>>letters section of the Febraury edition (Vol 97)  of
>>the University of Chicago
>>website(http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0502/issue/letters.shtml)
>>
>>I don't want to go deep into the related details (the
>>URL has enough details), but I am concerned if that
>>statement has a very tragic paradox implied in it. 
>>Can 'Academy' be only an isolated organization
>>promoting intelligence only to the few related to it ?
>>Or is it that the 'Academy' has become so
>>sophisticated that no one other than it can make any
>>sense of it ?  Either way, as related to a statement
>>as that, despite what goes before it, seems to me only
>>to imply a malady of our modern education.  
>>
>>I remember Eliot too making a note of this issue about
>>criticism being practiced in his times mostly by
>>university professors (Frontiers of Criticism?).   I
>>remember him making a note that he wasn't much worried
>>about it though.  I would only wonder if he would have
>>similarly felt so had he lived in our times ! 
>>
>>
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