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Haim

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Re: Position Announcement: Univ. of Alabama
Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:58 PM
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Gary Tupper Posted: Aug 18, 2012 12:48 PM

>This "debate" about multiculturalism vs monoculturalism
>reminds me somewhat of the controversy over global
>warming.
>
>Wrt global warming, I see the problem simply as whether
>it is happening, what the effects are likely to be, and
>whether or not we can do anything about it if the
>effects are problematic. Whether or not humans are the
>major cause or not seems rather beside the point.


>Wrt to multiculturalism: get with the program - it's
>here & it's not going away. The key question: how to
>make it best work. If there are any societies that
>are 'monocultural', we should recall Kris
>Kristofferson's observation that "everyone needs someone
>to look down on".


Wow! Gary, I would buy you a beer if I could. I don't think I have ever seen a note like this. I disagree with every jot and tittle of your comments, right down to the punctuation. I mean everything. I mean, there is not even an iota of common ground from which I could start a conversation.

Haim
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