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TorgoX (1933)

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Wednesday November 13, 2002
06:11 PM

Battle Gasbag

[ #8942 ]
Dear Log,

I wish to pay Harold Bloom and Ummy Eco to wrestle until someone breaks their hip.

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  • Bloom is just a hoosier done good who thinks as long as he's a snob noone will find out he's a fraud. The mere thought of Bloom makes me foam at the mouth...much like Rush Limbaugh.
  • I can identify with Bloom one tiny smidgen. In detesting the cowardly, self-hating sort of relativism you sometimes find among educated elites. IIRC the introduction to that "Closing of the American Mind" book recounts a story where his students refuse to support the idea of British authorities stopping widow-burning in India. But Bloom's prescription to fix relativism is to spend our lives in prostration before the Greats. He's wasted *so* much ink on this. Yawn. Eco is more interesting, but yeah, I have