Wednesday, October 13, 2010

David Harriman and the Dean

In "The Resignation of John McCaskey: The Facts" by Paul and Diana Hsieh at Noodlefood, David Harriman weighs in on "Anthemgate" with this: "In short, I ask you which is more believable--that Isaac Newton was fundementally confused about the difference between 'impetus' and 'momentum,' or that John McCaskey is confused about this issue?"

Hmmm...why does this sound familiar?

"But, I don't understand. Why do you want me to think that this is great architecture?" He pointed to a picture of the Parthenon.

"That," said the Dean, "is the Parthenon."

"So it is."

"I haven't the time to waste on silly questions."

"All right, then." Roark got up, he took a long ruler from the desk, he walked to the picture. "Shall I tell you what's wrong about it?"

"It's the Parthenon!" said the Dean.

"Yes, God damn it, the Parthenon!"

The ruler struck the glass over the picture.


I hope the irony isn't lost on Dean Harriman...

3 comments:

  1. Joe,

    Have you not been reading the conversation going on at Diana's blog? Really, your posts on anything to do with ARI sound like the typical kneejerk responses from the Branden crowd. Read the responses there and at this blog:

    http://www.newclarion.com/2010/10/not-under-their-command/


    There is alot more to this than your posts would indicate

    D.Bandler

    ReplyDelete
  2. D. Bandler: "There is alot more to this than your posts would indicate."

    Which is why I provide links so that others may make up their own minds on the matter.

    And I've seen enough to stand by my posts.

    ReplyDelete
  3. D. Bandler: "Have you not been reading the conversation going on at Diana's blog? Really, your posts on anything to do with ARI sound like the typical kneejerk responses from the Branden crowd."

    RE the Noodlefood discussion, I credit the Hsiehs for their fact-finding mission and the responsible approach.

    As to your second sentence: To quote Isabel Paterson: "Leadership is obliged to justify itself daily."

    That applies equally to Russian Radicals and the biographers who "love" them, as well as "diabolical" dialecticians and "intellecual" heirs...

    ReplyDelete