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From: "Peter Stewart" <>
Subject: Re: Nat's Royal Review In TAG
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 22:50:21 GMT
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"D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote in message
> Peter Stewart is an Oxford dropout who likes to compare himself to
> Samuel Johnson, who was also an Oxford dropout.
I have NEVER compared myself to Samuel Johnson - Hines is fantasising about
me again, as foolishly as Brandon.
> Yes, the same Dr. Johnson chronicled by Boswell.
> That's as terminally foolish as saying any Harvard dropout is as
> brilliant and talented as Bill Gates, who is a Harvard dropout.
Nothing I said about Johnson related in any way to the talents or lack of
these in anyone else - it was plainly about the impact of circumstances on
academic careers. Unlike Johnson, I NEVER AIMED FOR ONE. In fact, quite
unlike him, I actively RESISTED such an outcome.
Hines doesn't feel a need to know anything about a subject before opining
about it, of course: in this instance he is trying to distract attention
from his pathetic failure to address the issues on the table about
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