Re: Cross about Fabian comment - An archaeo comment

Willard Brooks (willard@SFSUVAX1.SFSU.EDU)
Sun, 3 Apr 1994 21:35:28 -0700

Reading and converstion are dying arts in this country (America).

Most people think that Geertz is an especially gifted writer, it is
strange to think that you find him difficult.

The only people who complain that a comprehensible work is difficult are
those that cannot understand it. Therefore complaint brings shame on
the complainer. Perhaps you should redirect your complaints toward the
educational system which produced your reading difficulty.

Are your complaints not a little like a mountain climber complaining that a
hike is too steep?

I find archaeology to be as dry as a bone. But I do not advocate
that it be abolished.