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Postby M. Henri Day » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:27 pm

Some four hundred years ago, a certain Señor Miguel de Cervantes published El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, (the first part of) one of the world's greatest novels. Though I am sure that the adjective could never be applied to anyone connected in any way with the Agora, what better way to celebrate this literary quadricentennial than to choose the eponym as GWotD ?...

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曾记否,到中流击水,浪遏飞舟?
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Postby William » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:25 pm

I find myself in agreement with you, Henri. What a great suggestion!

As for quixotism (new word maybe?) among agorists/agorans, are there none here who have ever seen a "windmill" and thought it was a monster, or a "barber's bowl" and thought it was a golden helmet?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:09 am

William wrote:I find myself in agreement with you, Henri. ...

As for quixotism (new word maybe?) among agorists/agorans, are there none here who have ever seen a "windmill" and thought it was a monster, or a "barber's bowl" and thought it was a golden helmet?


Thanks William ! I wonder if the monsters we tilt at today look more like this :

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than Don Quixote's, which presumably resembled this :

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