Thursday, April 21, 2005


I apologize for having a deep, abiding, and irrational hatred of anyone who uses the words "polity" or "ontological," or variants thereof. Or "gnosticism." I just want to kick their teeth in.


bkmarcus said...

Now I fear for my teeth.

Vache Folle said...

What do you propose that we call what gnostics follow?

bkmarcus said...

Donald W. Livingston, professor of philosophy at Emory University, had better fear for his teeth, too:

"The history of America as taught in high school and college textbooks is often as distorted as the histories imposed on the hapless people of the former Soviet Union. Professor Woods's book should be required reading for college students. If it were, we might hope to recover something of the decentralized polity of the Founders." [emphasis added]