truth maintenance

Anton Sherwood (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 06:17:15 -0700 (PDT)

Anders Sandberg wrote
> Could it be possible to form, on a volunteer basis,
> some kind of "truth maintenance service" that can
> in one way or another ensure that at least
> some essential facts cannot be distorted?

When a television reporter said (in passing) something naive
about Jewish culture, my friend Lee Gold stood up in a fury
and said to her husband, "When I'm dead I want you to use my
estate to set up a foundation that will harass people who
claim that Shakespeare [rather than his creation Polonius]
said `Neither a borrower nor a lender be,' ... [other examples
forgotten] ... or that the Kaddish[?] is a prayer for the dead."
(Her point being that the Kaddish is about life going on.)

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