[Foundation-l] Returning to Foundation-L
mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 1 19:41:36 UTC 2008
Michael Snow has persuaded me to return to Foundation-L, and his
arguments have enough merit that I've decided to give the list another
I should add at the outset that I actually do take frivolous
comparisons to Nazis or the Holocaust quite seriously -- I think
joking about either subject tends to trivialize a very traumatic
historical period, and I think we're better off remembering that
period with a great deal of consideration and seriousness. I
originally left this list because I felt that almost any response I
might make to such a comparison was complicit in such trivialization,
and I didn't want to be complicit.
That said, I am of course willing to be myself the object of joking
and abuse on this list, which is probably as it should be.
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