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Let’s Misbehave

Sometimes it’s a Good Thing to be bad.

Feb 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 22 • By JOHN SIMON
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If nothing else, though, this book is proof of how marginalized, how nugatory, philosophy has become in the modern world. And it may, if you read the liminal note about the author, enlighten you that there actually is in New York State a town called Alfred, where you find Alfred University, where Professor Westacott plies his gallantly quixotic trade.

John Simon, author and critic, lives in New York.