>> Mark (and list),
> Also, as links tend to expire over time, I want to make sure the
> pertinent info gets into the archives.
> I fear that items like the David Horowitz story in The Nation will be
> lost to future researchers because it was not posted in its entirety
> to the list (and thereby the archives).The same with the Remarque
> obituary, et al. where links only are supplied. I personally would
> prefer the entire text rather than just the link.
> [modr8r note: i agree with the above sentiment, the archives are an
> important component of the list, and should be as complete as
I had not thought of this. The fluency of link maintenance is a good
reason to make the list archives a handy repository of relevant
> As far as the contents of the posts I forward, my focus IS on the
> extremes (as you note), because I think the best way to get at
> the truth of an issue is to hear the opposing views and then decide
> for yourself. If they're badly written and obfuscatory, so be it. It's
> a reflection on the author and/or the position taken. (cf. Horowitz)
> These are all difficult and volatile issues. Please feel free to post
> some of your calmly reasoned favorites. (in full text, please!)
I can agree to a point. On the other hand, I don't need to have (eg)
Horowitz shock me into considering other viewpoints. And it doesn't
serve truth when you need a shovel to sort out the truth from the, uh,
rest. It makes you wonder what they're covering up with the rhetoric.
I promise that if I find a good example of balanced analysis that still
can advocate a viewpoint, I'll give it virtual voice.
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