"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Thursday, February 25, 2016
"Bring your guns to class"--Topic to be Ignored in Debate Tonight: Texas "Trigger Warnings"
We did not expect my Texas (the state where I first appeared on a census) to agree to warn timid students (with a trigger warning) before bringing up an idea or a challenge of any sort, but I would hope that the university system would now DEMAND that students who bring their guns to class give the professor a heads up before firing at her or him (a new Texas style trigger warning).