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Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 6:38 AM

"Johann Georg Hamann (1730-88) is, by any measure, an obscure figure,
little known outside the exclusive circles of a certain very rarefied kind of
scholarship, hardly read at all even in his native Germany, and perhaps
truly understood by next to no one. And yet . . . ."

— "The Laughter of the Philosophers," by David Bentley Hart,
       First Things , January 2005

Update at 7 the same morning . . .

Meanwhile, back in 1963

and at 7:15 the same morning, from a different Cambridge

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