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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 11 16:26:36 UTC 2015


Geoff: Thanks for your kind words. Your anecdote about the war effort
and Oxford during WWI is great. I have not been able to trace it yet,
but I will do my part in the grand enterprise to acquire and
disseminate knowledge by "searching and typing, mostly".
Garson

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Geoffrey Nunberg
<nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: Quote: I am that civilization you are fighting for. (April
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> This is lovely and surely definitive, Garson. I=E2=80=99ve 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 =E2=80=94=
>  Gilbert Murray, I think =E2=80=94 and receives the answer, =E2=80=9CReadi=
> ng, mostly."
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> 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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