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Tuesday, January 20, 2004

A Prime Example of Occidental-centrism


This is quite unfair. UT has an excellent classics library, containing Latin and Greek works, yet no Sanskrit library! Harvard, on the other hand, has a much less blatant pro-west bias: an incredibly musty and beautiful Sanskrit library, just a few doors down from a classics library of comparable size and mustiness. Oxford, as well, does not have this outdated notion that Latin and Greek merit their own libraries, while the more ancient and linguistically-important Sanskrit deserves only to be shuffled in with modern French fiction and American military histories. Bah! Fie upon Texas!

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