Before the Link can Dry

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Cameron
Cameron

Eagleton's a great example of a scholar who is decidedly NOT "dead from the waist down." This audience seems to prefer the usual academic eunuch, bashfully whispering into the microphone. I've made a new rule for myself: don't read any of the feedback on public sites, especially YouTube and amazon.com. I sincerely hope there's one person in that audience who isn't an idiot, but I'm sure that's asking way too much. They showed up, didn't they?

Nathan Gilmour
Nathan Gilmour

My goodness, that's a reserved crowd at the Eagleton lecture! Maybe I make too many bad jokes when I teach my own classes, but I thought Eagleton was hilarious, and those folks were STONE. [edit: Now that I watched the Q&A at the end, I get it--he's speaking to a room full of British atheists. I suppose one's audience does matter.]