FOM: card-carrying category theorists; Simpson-bashing

Vaughan Pratt pratt at cs.Stanford.EDU
Sun Mar 15 18:32:23 EST 1998

From: Simpson
>Yes, I've heard that Lawvere used to be a fanatical Maoist or
>something like that.

Marxist.  Mao's economics ran so counter to commonsense as to offend
even Marxists, let alone capitalists.

>Want to switch roles for a while?  I guess I'm going soft.  Can't I be
>the good cop for a change?  :-)

I think people were complaining about the police state that FOM
resembles: the thought police talking in terms of forcing people to
think differently.

There are no good cops on the thought police force.

Vaughan Pratt

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