[Air-L] My letter to Monica Hesse at the Post (was snide, etc.)

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 00:51:00 PST 2007

Hi Terri, all

just a quick note to say (a) I got it the first time - thanks! and (b)
thanks!  I thought this was just the right move - especially as it
instantiates the point you make so well re. AoIR:

> There are academics from all the disciplines you intimate are at war
> with one another, all talking together. There are grad students, there
> are activists, there are industry people, and there are reporters.

Well said!

As usual, the exchange on this has been exemplarily AoIR-like: wide
diversity of viewpoints, often strong disagreement, but consistently
expressed in respectful tones - indeed, at important moments, with the
collegiality, friendship and personal warmth that I take to be especially
distinctive of AoIR.

happy holidays!
- c.

(charles ess
Distinguished Research Professor,
Global Studies Center <http://www.drury.edu/gp21>
Drury University
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Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

> This is a copy of the letter that I emailed to Monica Hesse at the Post.
> I sent this about three hours ago, and then posted to the list about
> to give people a heads up.  Since the post never showed up, I am
> posting again.
> Sorry if this winds up going out multiple times but I am now concerned
> that people thought this was a safe space to vent, and  I invited her
> to join us on the list. Frankly , I think she should see how
> frustrated people are, but that's just my opinion.
> Here is the letter:

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