[Ads-l] postrationality

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 8 00:23:05 UTC 2015


Or pre-rationality.

I'm an optimist.

JL

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
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> There is always a student or two who exhibits "post-rationality" usually
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> > Ho ho!  I detect the irony of one who knows history *and* politics.
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> >> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> >> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
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> >>> "[P]erhaps the United States has crossed over into a post-rational
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> >> That's a nightmarish thought!
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