Sokol vs Sokal

Someone at this weekend’s Berkshire Hathaway love-in should ask Warren Buffett if he knew when he hired David Sokol if he knew about his role in the “Social text” affair. That should cause delightful post-modern amusement.

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Comments

  1. oji says:

    I don't get it. The "Social Text" affair linked discusses Alan Sokal, not David Sokol.
    Different first and last name. Was this a tongue-in-cheek, ironic comic post? Or just a mistake? Or am I missing something?

    Oji

  2. Oji says:

    Yes, I followed up a while later acknowledging I had overlooked the title. Did that post not come through?
    In any case, had enough post-modernity in grad school, thanks. Don't need it invading my comedy space too– Damn you David Harvey!!!!!! May you rot in that social construction which we humans have created in order to accommodate our fear of death and sense of morality developed over millions of years of evolution and experience in group societies, with the destructive symbolism of combustion thrown in!