Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Raise Your Hand

Dinesh D'Souza, Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus (New York: The Free Press, 1991), p. 62:
Younger faculty, Carson said, tend to reject the idea of a canon. "What's one generation's standard canonical text is the next generation's pulp," Carson said. "How many people read the poetry of Virgil, or the orations of Cicero?" He permitted himself a chuckle.
Tibor Wlassics (1936-1998), "Endpaper," Lectura Dantis 11 (Fall, 1992):
«How many people read the poetry of Virgil?» chuckles Professor Clayborne Carson of Stanford U. __ Lectorcule! will you deride us? Late at night, as it is; alone in our book room; hesitantly at first, more and more firmly then, we raise, high in the air, a hand.

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