I agree with Herb, and was just about to post something similar re "no SftP"
Should we tell people at the AAAS meeting, "Hey, we all belong to the SftP
SftP used to be a vibrant organization, not without structural problems and
internal conflict. It was certainly a very important part of my life for
many yy back in the day, as it was for Herb, Jon Beckwith, Bob Lange, George
Salzman and others on the listserve who were in the Boston chapter, and
others who were in chapters of SftP in many other locations. I was also in
the Stony Brook (NY) chapter before I moved to Boston in '74.
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Subject: Re: Cuba trip and AAAS session
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 14:37:05 -0400
Apparently you guys who correctly speak for openness missed the point for
which i must accept responsibility by not having been clear. The two
reasons for my suggestion are:
1. There is no SftP. Why pretend? We are participants on a list serve.
2. There is some liability problem, i believe, in using the name.
Check w/ Jon Beckwith
Frankly i was initially a bit stung by the reading you guys gave my remark.
So many times from the late forties through the seventies.i returned home as
the sole breadwinner to tell my wife and then 4 children that we'd have to
tighten our belts for awhile 'till i found new employment because of my open
stand as a radical. Circumstances prevented me from responding to your
emails immediately. A good thing, because later i realized it was my
inference not your implication that my untarnished record of openness, even
when a member of supposedly clandestine organizations, was being sullied.
Another example that hasty responses to emails are unwise.
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