Re: the right to pursue excellence (OBE)
Fri, 9 May 1997 23:01:11 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-09 20:25:31 EDT, Deborah wrote:

<< Yes, some conservatives see it as politically motivated historical
and cultural distortion. Starting with Christopher Columbus and the
Pilgrims who have been vilified and ending with the 80's "Decade of
Greed." >>

We seem to have, as humans, a fascination for pendulums. Columbus and the
Pilgrims have only been vilified in direct proportion to the saintliness
attributed to them when I was a kid. One person's distortion is another's
clear lens. Political correctness is not an invention of the '90's. It
spoke loud and clear (but with a different political base) when I was on a
college campus.