November 08, 2003

A Foolish Consistency, or Is That Consistently Foolish?

Abu Aardvark chuckles over the inability of Straussian Harvard political "philosophy" professor Harvey Mansfield to remember this month what he said last month:

Abu Aardvark: Mansfield [wrote]... "One reason why Perestroika did not do well in the APSA elections may be that you turn off thousands of conservative political scientists by dwelling on left-wing political issues such as affirmative action and minority preferences."

As one clever person then pointed out, "I am puzzled as to how there could be thousands of conservative political scientists when, as Harvey also claims, conservative students are so discriminated against that there are hardly any conservatives in the field of political science."... [I]t's amusing to see Mansfield get himself tripped up in conflicting political spin points... sounds like a C- to me.

I suppose that is one of the occupational hazards of regarding the overwhelming bulk of other people as either the simple to be deceived or the gentlemen to be flattered.

Posted by DeLong at November 8, 2003 04:04 PM | TrackBack

Comments

Right on, Mr DeLong! The trouble with lying is keeping your lies straight. The Right-Wing has been doing so much lying lately that it has painted itself into a logical corner on many issues.

George W Bush, kidding on the square, says: "you can fool some of the people all the time, those are the ones you need to concentrate on!."

Those folks won't care about consistancy.

Posted by: Joey Giraud on November 8, 2003 05:17 PM

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Right on, Mr DeLong! The trouble with lying is keeping your lies straight. The Right-Wing has been doing so much lying lately that it has painted itself into a logical corner on many issues.

George W Bush, kidding on the square, says: "you can fool some of the people all the time, those are the ones you need to concentrate on!."

Those folks won't care about consistancy.

Posted by: Joey Giraud on November 8, 2003 05:22 PM

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Right on, Mr DeLong! The trouble with lying is keeping your lies straight. The Right-Wing has been doing so much lying lately that it has painted itself into a logical corner on many issues.

George W Bush, kidding on the square, says: "you can fool some of the people all the time, those are the ones you need to concentrate on!."

Those folks won't care about consistancy.

Posted by: Joey Giraud on November 8, 2003 05:27 PM

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Right on, Mr DeLong! The trouble with lying is keeping your lies straight. The Right-Wing has been doing so much lying lately that it has painted itself into a logical corner on many issues.

George W Bush, kidding on the square, says: "you can fool some of the people all the time, those are the ones you need to concentrate on!."

Those folks won't care about consistancy.

Posted by: Joey Giraud on November 8, 2003 05:32 PM

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As a Straussian, Mansfield is liar as a matter of "principle."

Posted by: The Fool on November 8, 2003 08:50 PM

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Yikes! a bit of a stutter there....

Posted by: Joey G on November 9, 2003 01:25 AM

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