Masao Miyoshi’s Stinging Riposte

This superbly stinging sentence by Masao Miyoshi, placed near the beginning of his reply to the undignified academic ‘quarrel’ he was dragged into by Jeff Humphries, deserves to stand alone in all its glory as the decisive blow that brings the ‘debate’ to the most brutal and abrupt of endings.

It’s not easy, I repeat, because Humphries’ essay is malicious, ignorant, inaccurate, irresponsible, dishonest, fraudulent, lazy, sloppy, unhistorical and incoherent. 

Still, even having said that, the introduction is worth reading in full (and, just for reference, this is the publication  which was co-edited by Miyoshi that provoked Humphries’ initial attack).




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