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Dabashi's cowardice

Reader comment on item: [Hamid Dabashi:] Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

Submitted by Bob Copps (Canada), Dec 1, 2004 at 10:10

I'm almost weeping with laughter at reading your article on Hamid Habashi, the heroic fighter for the oppressed.

I have an old she-wolf who is all bluster and no bite. As a very small puppy she used to feign attacks on much bigger dogs, including, repeatedly, a great Dane in a local park. She would race up behind it, yapping as if that big dog had no right to be in her neighbourhood. The Great Dane would just turn his head, give a soft "woof!" and Celeste would race back to me as if he had set her tail on fire, squealing like a, like a, well, like a Dabashi, and getting as much sympathy.

Imagine the mentality of anyone who would side with Celeste. He would either be an intellectual, or a moronic dupe of an intellectual because it would take considerable cognitive discipline to find and maintain a rationalization for such behavior. Above all, he would be a loser.
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