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  • Trinidad Cruz
    Mar 12, 2007
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      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Aija Veldre Beldavs <beldavsa@...>
      wrote:

      "so what's the point of scholarship other than a specialized sport?
      why not just go hiking, swimming, mountain climbing, handicap chair
      racing or whatever one is capable of ?"

      aija

      What is scholarship? What is the study of something? What is a
      disciplined method of thinking? Why learn to read and write?
      Literature may be taken in only two ways by a human being: either as a
      cargo religion (i/e John Frum etc.), you know, books have (ships and
      planes deliver) answers that improve your human experience; or as the
      record of the war against free men. Whatever you write will fall
      within those two orders of reading. The real question is: can
      solidarity with one lead to solidarity with the other? Can scholarship
      elevate the "cargo" faithful to freedom? Or will the solidarity of the
      dispossessed leave the home of the free man a wasteland in a nuclear test?

      "she's a refugee,
      she's gonna come to live in …"

      tc
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