Re: Kelly versus the Men in Manholes

Alessandra Iantaffi (
Wed, 1 May 1996 10:28:13 +0100 (BST)


Thanks, I hope that the list will go back to meaningful debates in the
near future, meanwhile I hope that people will bear with me if I get
hooked on conversations
about what other people call political correctness, and I call human rights.


On Mon, 29 Apr 1996 wrote:

> Alessandra Iantaffi writes
> >I thought the net offered some
> >space for discussion, and not a space to recreate a replica of what goes
> >on IRL academic circles...
> Um. You hit the nail on the head! For the last few weeks I fear that the
> style and the content of this mailing list has very much degenerated, as a
> quick scan through the older archives will show. Eschewing a proposal from
> the mailing list organiser that the disrupters be banned from the list
> (since censorship represents an ultimate abandonment of reason and free
> speech), some of us have departed from the group in despair at the ad
> hominem level of argument; others are lurking for the time being, ready to
> rejoin the dialogue when substantive issues are raised and reasoned out.
> Bear with us all: _all_ parties to what's happening! Just long enough for
> you to make your own mind up about the content of items as they appear,
> from _all_ quarters in the mailing list.
> Kindest regards,
> Devi Jankowicz