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Re: pedantic chit chat [no looping]

Title: Re: pedantic chit chat [no looping]
At 6:03 PM -0400 5/22/01, Tom Ritchford wrote:

gee, no one ever ripped me off in Academia like the Real World.

It happens. Academic raiders are just less likely to use lawyers to do it.

of course, it's been a very long time for me, perhaps it's all
changed now?

Same as it ever was, I think (though it's been a while for me too).

Academicians have been "sampling" each other from the beginning:

Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.
-Wallace Sayre

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. "
- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

As Villa trenchantly points out, "Perhaps the conflict seems so strong because the stakes are so low." (as cited in Affleck, Allen, & DeLoatch, 1997).


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