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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Occasionally, Someone Else "Gets" It

I was intrigued by the first paragraph of the article:

In the world of higher education, we professors like to believe that we are free from the racial and gender biases that afflict so many other people in society. But is this self-conception accurate?

But, as I read through the article, I perceived a sense of disbelief that such a thing could be a part of the make-up of learned college professors. I got the impression that the writers were stunned at the results. And I wondered why... after all, these people are supposedly smart, supposedly insightful.

 “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here!” [Captain Renault in "Casablanca"]

But they are human, just the same...

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