Comment: I found it scary, the clapping undergrads.

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I found it scary, the clapping undergrads.

The professor can only get away with what he is because of the students' age. If he were to speak to an older audience, it would include people who came here from communist countries who REMEMBER what it was like.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
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