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(New York Magazine)   NY Times columnist David Brooks to teach 'humility' course at Yale   (nymag.com) divider line 24
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2013-12-30 10:09:20 AM
I would like to have an argument please.
 
2013-12-30 10:20:26 AM

Astorix: I would like to have an argument please.


Well, do you want to have just one argument, or were you thinking of taking a course?
 
2013-12-30 10:26:21 AM
In other words, "How to simulate Humility".
 
2013-12-30 10:35:41 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Whew.

Thanks, subby.  I needed that.

/freaking heat broken in the office
//landlord that owns half of business rentals in this town doesn't have anyone on staff who can fix it, so they need to call in a heating company... in between Christmas and New Years... when I should have just called in a vacation day l like 80% of the office but figured what the hell, I'm in town... yeah, I needed a laugh.
 
2013-12-30 10:37:14 AM
"First, find a cab driver that agrees with your position."

/oh sorry that's Research 101 by Friedman.
 
2013-12-30 10:37:41 AM
"Humiliate" would be a better course. Imagine the possibilites...
 
2013-12-30 10:44:38 AM
Is this anything like when Jim Mcgreevey was hired to teach an ethics course at Rutgers?

For the record, he is unqualified for 2 reasons.
1.  He's a lawyer.
2.  He lied about being a straight American with a wife and kids to get elected Governor of NJ.
 
2013-12-30 10:47:39 AM
Everything is relative in NYC.
Relative to the rest of the staff NYT, Brooks probably looks humble.
 
2013-12-30 10:52:23 AM
Last year's news is SO EXCITING!
 
2013-12-30 11:24:16 AM
Hopefully the overflow from his crowd will be tempted to register for my class, tentatively titled "How to End the Right Wing Fanatics Rule of the NY Times".
 
2013-12-30 11:28:40 AM
Brooks is a farking idiot and this course is a perfect example. Hint: if you think you can teach a course in humility, you are already unqualified.
 
2013-12-30 11:29:14 AM
And if pleasing one's parents with a brand-name professor isn't reason enough to sign up, the class is listed as having "no regular final examination.

Too bad.  I would have loved to see students bragging about getting an A in humility.

I once won a medal for being humble.  But they took it back because I wore it.
 
2013-12-30 11:36:07 AM

garandman1a: Hopefully the overflow from his crowd will be tempted to register for my class, tentatively titled "How to End the Right Wing Fanatics Rule of the NY Times".


You think NYT is ruled by right wing fanatics? It has shifted further left in the last 20 years, which makes you thecghost of Che Guevara.
 
2013-12-30 11:38:11 AM

durbnpoisn: Is this anything like when Jim Mcgreevey was hired to teach an ethics course at Rutgers?

For the record, he is unqualified for 2 reasons.
1.  He's a lawyer.
2.  He lied about being a straight American with a wife and kids to get elected Governor of NJ.


Is it actually unethical to lie about something that should not matter to achieve a theoretical greater good?
 
2013-12-30 11:41:28 AM

Smackledorfer: Is it actually unethical to lie about something that should not matter to achieve a theoretical greater good?



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2013-12-30 11:44:34 AM
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2013-12-30 12:11:13 PM

adamatari: Brooks is a farking idiot and this course is a perfect example. Hint: if you think you can teach a course in humility, you are already unqualified.


From the description and quotes like

"The premise that human beings are blessed with many talents but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance, and weakness," as demonstrated by men such as Moses, Homer, ..."

I guess he will be name dropping a lot of "great men" who he doesn't understand but instead projects is own feelings onto and winds up concluding "See, these greats had humility problems and I am great enough that my problems should also be excused".
 
2013-12-30 12:32:01 PM
He should also teach a course in "Trickle Down Theory".
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2013-12-30 12:40:36 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ...
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...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Whew.

Thanks, subby.  I needed that.

/freaking heat broken in the office
//landlord that owns half of business rentals in this town doesn't have anyone on staff who can fix it, so they need to call in a heating company... in between Christmas and New Years... when I should have just called in a vacation day l like 80% of the office but figured what the hell, I'm in town... yeah, I needed a laugh.


Are you in White Plains NY ?
 
2013-12-30 12:48:35 PM

Smackledorfer: durbnpoisn: Is this anything like when Jim Mcgreevey was hired to teach an ethics course at Rutgers?

For the record, he is unqualified for 2 reasons.
1.  He's a lawyer.
2.  He lied about being a straight American with a wife and kids to get elected Governor of NJ.

Is it actually unethical to lie about something that should not matter to achieve a theoretical greater good?


If you're very strict about ethics, absolutely.
In his case, he held up a string of lies specifically to acheive his ends.  It had a ripple effect on a great number of people when the truth came out.

To put it another way...  If he was a fake when he was elected into office, he lied to everyone who got him elected...  There is nothing theoretically good about that.

In the end, his being governor (which was his noble cause, as it were), didn't do anyone any good exept for him.  So where is the greater good in that?
 
2013-12-30 01:17:00 PM

durbnpoisn: In the end, his being governor (which was his noble cause, as it were), didn't do anyone any good exept for him.


Yea, I don't know the first damn thing about him. However, if we don't approach holding office with at least the theory that the people holding it have some vaguely good works in mind, we should stop wondering about individual people running for office and instead burn the government down and start from scratch.

I'm probably just being overly nitpicky on the ethics.  Nothing more to see here :)
 
2013-12-30 01:44:17 PM

Animatronik: garandman1a: Hopefully the overflow from his crowd will be tempted to register for my class, tentatively titled "How to End the Right Wing Fanatics Rule of the NY Times".

You think NYT is ruled by right wing fanatics? It has shifted further left in the last 20 years, which makes you thecghost of Che Guevara.


One quick bite so far....it was an excellent use of ironic simile that has resulted in a delicious troll.  Well done.
 
2013-12-30 01:44:23 PM
Are you sure he's not teaching a class in "smug" (like Yalies need that)?

So many layers of irony.

Suffocating.

Can't breath.

Think of Buddha.
Think of Buddha.
Think of Buddha.

Don't think of Buddha.

Bingo. Enlightenment. I don't care any more.

I will never forget David Brooks crowing over the fact that a poll found that 19% of Americans think they are in the 1%. This is the kind of cretinization we can use, to quote the Communist play,  The History of Quebec in Three Regimes.

Mealy-mouthed egregious bastard.

Reading Brooks is like reading Lyndon H. Larouche, Jr. If you don't know what you are reading you can read for pages before you realize that he is talking absolute Bullshiat. I've had the same realization a few paragraphs into the more eloquent white supremacy blogs. They lead you on with sweetness and light and suddenly you are staring into the bland, mundane face of pure evil, crying out for Hannah Arendt to save you.
 
2013-12-30 03:00:40 PM
As a liberal, I think this is a good subject for a course.  No  a priori problem with Mr. Brooks teaching it.
 
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