[KB] Grammar of Motives 381

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Nov 17 09:49:05 EST 2016

An example of how it has happened. It has become nearly impossible to travel
without producing identification. That would have been inconceivable at
mid=century. And this requirement for  what used to be called "internal
passports" is incompatible with working democracy. Freedom of Travel is
foundational for freedoml


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Subject: Grammar of Motives 381


Page 381 of the Grammar has always interested me as an example of how the
unthinkable can become thinkable. Burke recounts an effort early in WWII to
suspend the 1942 elections on the grounds that campaign divisions would
impede the unity needed for the war effort. This effort failed, but that it
got far enough to become newsworthy is notable. The unthinkable can become

Has anyone ever studied this WWII effort in any detail?

It may sometimes help to reflect in advance on how the unthinkable can
become thinkable.


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