Grace in the center

A sampling of sayings
Tim Goeglein, special assistant to the president and deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison, was recently caught plagiarizing Dartmouth veteran Jeffrey Hart. At issue was a Hart editorial that included a quotation from Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, miscopied by Goeglein as Eugene Rosenstock-Hussey. While the administration wants to forget Goeglein, let me thank him for bringing to remembrance Eugen R.-H. I want to seize the opportunity to answer the New Yorker’s punning question, “Rosenstock-Huessy, who is he?”—asked after W. H. Auden put more of the German scholar’s aphorisms into the Viking Book of Aphorisms than he did quotations from Voltaire.

 

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