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LETTER

Response to Recent ‘Rants’

It is the sincerest wish of those of us on campus who enjoy facing reality frankly and as it is -- and who are motivated to pursue knowledge not by petty activism, but by a legitimate urge to understand -- that The Tech stop printing the dull rants of limousine liberals and “socially conscious” students.

I refer to the mediocre thought, the pseudo-socialist tirades, lately issued by Michael Borucke, Eric Plosky, and Philippe Larochelle. “Structural solutions” (Plosky) might work on your 18.02 problem set, but for God’s sake, keep your engineering minds away from political and social problems. You simply don’t have the intestines to have even digested “centuries of philosophical thought” (Larochelle).

The Tech, already a mediocre publication, does not do well to print such middle-school insights, which furthermore suffer from the worst sin of all -- bad writing.



Costin Alamariu ’02