[Ads-l] Quote: I am that civilization you are fighting for. (April 20, 1914)

Geoffrey Nunberg nunberg at ISCHOOL.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Nov 11 06:15:09 UTC 2015


This is lovely and surely definitive, Garson. I’ve heard another version, though, which I think goes more honestly to the academic heart of things. The questioner is an enterprising young Fleet Street reporter who goes to Oxford during WWI to find out what the university is doing for the war effort. He asks the question of some famous classicist — Gilbert Murray, I think — and receives the answer, “Reading, mostly."

Geoff
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> From: ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Quote: I am that civilization you are fighting for. (April 20, 1914)
> Date: November 10, 2015 at 8:42:22 AM PST
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> Back in April 2013 I posted to the list about the topic in the subject
> line. After a brief delay of only two and a half years an entry is now
> available on the QI website. List member Dan Nussbaum was
> acknowledged:
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> I Am the Civilization You Are Fighting For
> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/11/09/i-am/
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> Feedback welcome, Garson
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