Saturday, December 10, 2005

Lafer: "GSOC is Winning"

To follow up on the last post, Gordon Lafer has published another Op-Ed on the strike, this time in the Washington Square News. The title alone should compel you to read it: "Why GSOC is winning." But if that's enough, joel schlemowitz has pointed out in our comments section that the article's feedback interestingly addresses the etymology of "Draconian." Don't miss it! (And be sure to catch the Lafer/Mussolini comparison while you're at it.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Time Lords for GSOC!"

12/10/2005 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conventional meaning of the term 'draconian' refers to the Ancient GK law scribe, Draco, whose attempt to codify the laws resulted in an extraordinarily harsh system. Thus 'draconian' measures include punishments that are unduly harsh and disproportionate. Draco's code was later usurped by that of Solon [whose name is also used figuratively, as in 'a wise Solon'].

12/11/2005 9:10 AM  

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