Date: Fri 26 Sep 2003 - 19:37:17 GMT
From: Vincent Campbell <VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk>
<email@example.com> Subject: RE: Roger Scruton Weighs In Date sent: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:33:28 +0100 Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Just a bit of trivia (oh and an idea of the kinds of sources Joe
> thinks is viable),
> Roger Scruton once described my field as 'sub-Marxist gobbledegook'
> taught by 'talentless individuals who can't get jobs in the media.'
> More recently he got chucked off several newspapers after it turned
> out he'd been given money by tobacco companies to write puff pieces
> for them in his newspaper columns.
> As you can imagine I'm not too open to his views on these or other
Scruton does seem to be something of a curmudgeon, but it is only logically credible to discredit his ideas on their merits, not to ad hominem attack their author. I could not fail to notice that you did not condescend to do so as far as the article is concerned. BTW, apropos of some ad hominem thing, I guess, what are your complaints concerning Bernard Lewis, Lee Harris, Robert Kagan, Fouad Adjami, Ibn Warraq, Kenneth M. Pollack, Ronald D. Asmus, Daniel Pipes, Graham E. Fuller, Barry Rubin, Robert S. Litwak, Jeffrey Goldberg, Christopher Hitchens, Lawrence Wright, Richard W. Bulliet, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert D. Kaplan, Mark Bowden, etc., etc.? Published by such rags as FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE, FOREIGN POLICY, POLICY REVIEW, THE WILSON QUARTERLY, THE NEW YORKER, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, etc.?
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