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Friday, 08 July 2005


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The Real Stephen Schryer

This is a pretty common argument for Jewish neo-cons, I believe. Both Leo Strauss and Irving Kristol made similar claims in the 1970s about the need for the school system to reflect the religious beliefs of average Americans. Of course, they excepted the ruling philosphical elite (themselves), who were mature enough to handle the skepticism that would corrode the morals of the rest of the population.

Scott Eric Kaufman

I know, I know, but it still rankles every time I read it...


Perhaps the full Reader's Digest title used to be "Condensed Fellow", but, in the spirit of the magazine, that has been condensed, leaving only dense fellows to hold the endowed positions.

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