London School of Epicaricacy

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I have done my level best to take some vicarious satisfaction at the plight of the London School of Economics in its dealings with the offspring of Libyan dictators, but try as I might, I can't do it.  So it's sorrow rather than pleasure to see a great institution humbled in so public a way.  All universities take some risks in their research and consultancy contacts with the wider world – and in their share-holdings – and not everything is as clear-cut as resolving to have no truck with the tobacco industry, as my university decided a long time ago.  Supping with people and organisations who might turn out to be on speaking terms with the devil is hard to guarantee.

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  • "Epicaricacy" is my favorite word! Great post.