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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Not Hard To Understand At All
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 20:54:02 +0100
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"I find it very hard to understand a 'professional' writer who proudly
announces that he is not paid anything at all for the contributions he
has made to many successful journals. This is not a matter for pride --
it is a matter of bad management and the failure to have good enough
business vision."

Ken Finton

Not Hard To Understand At All.

Most, if not all, of these academic writers are socialists ---- or as
they like to call themselves ---- "liberals".

They are deeply and inexorably Anti-Capitalist ---- in the guts and
heart ---- publicly.

It is bred into them as undergraduates, reinforced as graduate students
and then insisted upon once they become faculty ---- by the enveloping
academic culture.

So, they pooh-pooh the profit motive ---- at least PUBLICLY.

Now ---- PRIVATELY is an entirely different thing. There are all sorts
of lucrative side-deals, consultancies and honoraria ---- but they
prefer not to talk about those matters with _hoi polloi_ ---- i.e., us.
Secrets of The Ivory Tower ---- Not To Be Shared With The Common Folk.

Yet Another Dirty Little Secret Of The Academic Clerisy.

Deus Vult.

"The final happiness of man consists in the contemplation of truth....
This is sought for its own sake, and is directed to no other end beyond
itself." Saint Thomas Aquinas, [1224/5-1274] "Summa Contra Gentiles"

"Populus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur. Odi profanum vulgus et arceo."

Quintus Aurelius Stultus [33 B.C. - 42 A.D.]

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D. Spencer Hines

Lux et Veritas et Libertas

Vires et Honor.

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