[Milton-L] Cultural Appropriation and Reverse Appropriation: The English Language in the Development of Civilization

Watt, James jwatt at butler.edu
Wed Nov 1 19:06:15 EDT 2017

thank you, Brendan, for taking the time to alert the list to Mr. L.'s lack of care in attribution. I think, in all seriousness, that because we live in the age of 'content providers' as opposed to writers, the old courtesies as to appropriation of almost any kind are commonly ignored. This happens not only in political speech writers, but practically every day in newspapers and television news shows. If you spend the hours from the beginning of the network shows to the later shows you can hardly fail to miss newspersons reading from scripts that are almost verbatim. That's why I love Rachel Maddow so much; no one can get away with using her scripts. Indeed, most of the so-called news readers would be incapable of following her arguments.

jim watt

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Why would you link us to an article that steals its introduction word-for-word from Wikipedia?  There might be some oblique logic that I'm missing, here, but I'm not sure that it would be worth the gambit of plagiarism.

Terrance Lindall, can you argue, in straightforward logic, a support of your now repeated stealing of other authors' words, without credit given, without quotation marks?  With your name attached, in both cases?

It is beyond doubt that you are a serial plagiarist.  What is your defense?  Logical, straightforward argument: please.


On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM, Terrance Lindall <tlindall at gmail.com<mailto:tlindall at gmail.com>> wrote:
See here:

Sunday I was delighted to entertain a young lady from Turkey studying Milton at NYU. She was interviewing me for a paper. She identified herself as a "millennial." Her heritage is Muslim although she is not religious. We talked about the racial and the religious divides and the future of humanity. I got a good look at how this millennial at least sees the problems and opportunities of society...all couched in discussion of Milton's Satan and that authoritarian God (comparing both to Trump), knowledge and the rest. Certainly not an SJW of the generation X that wants to burn and churn Western Civilization variety...much more contemplative and philosophical. I am hopeful after talking to her.

So since there is a lot of angst out there about the horror and sin of cultural appropriation, here is my short take:


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