“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chilling with Cronon

The GOP accuses those of us who've reacted negatively to the FOIA request for Professor Cronon's emails of having a “chilling effect.” This is a classic case of projection. It is THEIR action that has had a chilling effect. What, do we scholars now have to be afraid of every single goddam thing we write against their absurd agenda?

1 comment:

Marichiweu said...

In a word, yes.

Also, I appreciate your suggestion that we're enjoying a frosty martini with William Cronon. GOP or not, I'd totally pick up the tab for that happy hour.