Saturday, November 13, 2010

Most Hilarious Paper Conclusion?


"It is therefore possible to undo the effects of historical circumstances, though the results in this paper indicate that this process can take several decades."

So, in other words, we can "undo" the effects of historical circumstances with... a whole bunch of other historical circumstances! But of course, to the author, liberal, capitalist democracy is not a historical condition at all, but the logical pinnacle of human life.

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