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October 26, 2009

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baldilocks

Thanks for the education...and not just this post.

I hope you reconsider about future essays.

JAO

john jay

baldilocks:

thank you for your very kind remards.

they are very much appreciated. very much, indeed.

john jay

john jay

baldilocks:

better make that thank you for your very kind remarks.

laughing.

i need an "editing" angel hovering over my shoulder. always have. or, at least a "proof reading" angel.

john jay

Robert

I suspect Charles Johnson of LGF may think of "nationalism" as George Orwell used the term in an essay of his to describe those who want to see their country dominate other countries. Orwell seemed to be describing colonialism or imperialism with one country dominating and controlling another, not nationalism as the term is used in the above essay.

john jay

robert:

i find it very hard to discern what charles johnson "thinks."

it is very easy to understand what he "opines" and what he "edicts", as that is largely the substance of what he writes.

but the intellectual or even thought process lying behind that which he opines is not only "hidden", but absent.

as a result his writing totally lacks any persuasive power to me. remember the "proofs" we had to do in high school geometry and algabra? charles johnson's work is totally without proof or persuasion, and these are elemental requirements for convincing exposition in my book.

as to orwell.-- if you would be so kind as to provide the "link," or the citation to the piece, i would be most happy to read it. i suspect orwell provides a bit more insight into whatever it is that he is getting to, or examining.

john jay

john jay

robert:

perhaps "pronounces" is a bette word than "edicts," ... , but, i still like "edicts" though i am not convinced that it is proper.

laughing.

john

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