Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Whew!

Man, that last post was the angriest thing I've ever written. The scholar part of me is deeply embarassed that I allowed myself to biovate like that. But, the part of me that has spent the last three weeks reading Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Voltaire, John Stuart Mill, Karl Popper, Hume and Hannah Arendt is wondering if so much reading about liberties and civil rights hasn't warped my fragile little brain!
(Incidentally, the last line in that post is a paraphrase of a line from Montesquieu)

2 comments:

sock puppet said...

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Hiromi said...

No, I think you were right. Many people just flat out do not think of everyone as being in the same boat. Look at American history -- the oppression has been selective. Take the internment camps for example. from a historical perspective, certain groups of people *are* protected.