[Ads-l] postrationality

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Sep 8 12:52:30 UTC 2015


In my day, those in the back of the classroom were usually sleeping.

Joel

      From: David Barnhart <dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM>
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There is always a student or two who exhibits "post-rationality" usually in the back of the classroom, isn't there?

DKB

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> On Sep 6, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Ho ho!  I detect the irony of one who knows history *and* politics.
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> JL
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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 <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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>>> "[P]erhaps the United States has crossed over into a post-rational
>> society
>>> that cares little about facts and reality or serious policy ideas and
>>> respectful debate, but rather is a nation moved by anger and ridicule,
>> fear
>>> and nationalism."
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>> That's a nightmarish thought!
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>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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