[lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a rant

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 05:47:22 -0500

I don't know who David Wright is, but many of his statements have a 
Rochefoucauld flavor to them.  Maybe he's French, I decided, and (like Andy) 
writes under a mysterious pseudonym.  So I googled up David Droit -- nothing.  
So I tried David Tout Droit -- again, nothing.  Discouraged, I quit.  He could 
be English for all I know.

Mike Geary

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Wright 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 1:34 AM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a rant

  No CV needed.

  I understand; an, ahem, pay attention now, academic...that is merely...well, 
academic.  No chiding neccessary.  The )(&) and circumstance of the most recent 
post will suffice.

  If you must play publicationopoly in asian culture stuff, then look me up

  at least you got chapter, dude -- happy reading,


  P.S. Cornell...whe's dat?

    Johnny wrote:

    Be careful who you chide. I do, indeed, live abroad, almost 28 years now in 
Japan. I am, in addition, an anthropologist, a China specialist with a Ph.D. 
from Cornell, who once wrote a dissertation on the symbolism of Taoist magic. 
If you would like to go a bit deeper than the superficialities of your recent 
observations, allow me to recommend my chapter on Traditional Chinese Religion 
in Ray Scupin, ed., Religion and Culture: An Anthropological Focus. Pearson 
Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2008, pages, pages 303-321.

    Of course people quarrel and quibble about their gods, ghosts and 
ancestors. "Mine is better than yours" is basic human nature. Still, only a 
fool mistakes the local equivalent of a high-school rivalry for a categorical 

    John McCreery
    The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN
    Tel. +81-45-314-9324

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