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SciFoo – Wish I was there. And the sentence which led Dennis Dutton to start the Bad Writing Contest :

“This book was instigated by the Harvard core curriculum report in 1978 and was intended to respond to what I took to be an ominous educational reform initiative, that without naming it would delegitimate the decisive, if spontaneous, disclosure of the complicity of liberal American institutions of higher learning with the state’s brutal conduct of the war in Vietnam and the consequent call for opening the university to meet the demands by hitherto marginalised constituencies of American society for enfranchisement”.


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