Re: poly: Stress-induced cultural dysfunction (was Angola)

From: david friedman <>
Date: Mon Apr 20 1998 - 23:38:20 PDT

At 2:21 PM -0700 4/8/98, d.brin wrote:
>If that's the case, even if they then turn around and say to their
>benefactors, 'Fuck you very much,' instead of 'thank you,' something
>worthwhile may have been achieved. In any event, the helper must not
>expect to profit from the venture, and above all not feel offended if he's
>not thanked.

"The hosts you humor
So slowly towards the light
Lead us not from darkness
Our loved Egyptian night."

(from memory, probably not quite verbatim)

David Friedman
Professor of Law
Santa Clara University
Received on Tue Apr 21 05:41:46 1998

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