We're sociologists so we know all about cultural hybridity right? So on a Burns related theme how about this for sheer intercultural weirdness?
I hae been blythe wi' comrades dear;
I hae been merry drinking;
I hae been joyfu' gathe'rin gear;
I hae been happy thinking:
But a' the pleasures e'er I saw,
Tho' three times doubl'd fairly,
That happy night was worth them a',
Amang the rigs o' barley.
Come to think of it, as a weltanschauung it takes some beating.
*The Dynamics of War and Revolution*, by Lawrence Dennis - Dennis was actually the first stagnation theorist I read, at about the age of eighteen, due to a recommendation from Walter Grinder. His strength is to ...
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