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That's a good one!
I don't know. Let's say that he has three wives, and a dozen of children and dozens of grandchildren.
Did not become a Rhino like people in Ionesco's drama. He has many personal moments with his relatives and dependents. He is human.
We may not like the smell of all that humanity in a monsoon summer heat, or the smell of potato curry and goat meat. We may not like them at all, but they have the right to live as they were meant to without interference from Rhinos from across the continent AND the ocean.
But the US presence was heavy in the 1970s, before and since. US had four schools in Pak. and one in Afghanistan. In Kabul shops were full of American products: ketchup, cornflakes, ham, maple syrup....


"Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity." MMcL
by igor vincha (svjeronimatgmail.com) on Thu Dec 27th, 2007 at 06:41:12 PM EST
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Maybe you could connect a few dots for us ignorant foreigners...  

Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit.
by FPS Doug on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 08:17:44 AM EST
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"Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit."

Are you doubting my folly? I was very foolish. And still am. Does that connect some dots.

And who is a foreigner in the blogospher? Are you trapped in some country? Is anyone holding you against your will. I think that in the post-post-modern world there are no foreigners.


"Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity." MMcL

by igor vincha (svjeronimatgmail.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 10:54:53 AM EST
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And who is a foreigner in the blogospher? Are you trapped in some country? Is anyone holding you against your will. I think that in the post-post-modern world there are no foreigners.

Most of the time I struggle to understand you.  But this I like.  I really like.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 01:04:48 PM EST
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Thank you "poemless". I added a Leopardi for you.

But FPS has a point when he judges that "The Enlightenment Project is dying."

I would not say "dying" but DEAD! Too much Saussure smothered Peirce.

"Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity." MMcL

by igor vincha (svjeronimatgmail.com) on Fri Dec 28th, 2007 at 03:48:04 PM EST
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