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    It was sourced.  That's what makes this important to frontpage.  The sources apparently was a local newspaper.  The reporter verified the story with another professor--or at least that that was what the student had said.  And then printed.

    The librarian organization was the first to be sceptical; Boing Boing covered this aspect.

    From the Kossack perspective, the problem wasn't sourcing, the problem was an adequate amount of scepticism to ask "Why Chairman Mao? Why now?  Why not some Arabic book?"  Which was the only way further questioning could be opened.  The librarians did this; Kossacks didn't.  Let's learn.

    -6.00/-7.18 The revolution starts now--in your own back yard, in your own home town

    by TarheelDem on Sat Dec 24, 2005 at 03:18:34 AM PST

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