Robert Harley (harley@cahors.inria.fr)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 11:24:51 +0200

>>> HISTORY. Eighty-nine percent can't meet suggested standards, and 57 percent
>>> can't answer basic questions like: 9. Many American colonies believed the
>>> Stamp Act (1765) was a form of:
>>> a. taxation without representation b. colonial self-government c.
>>> compromise with the British Parliament d. limitation on
>>> international trade.
>Wait a second, at least A and C are correct here. And it DID limit
>international trade...
>> Ouch! But indeed, it WAS c) as well as a), and did have the effect of
>> d).Lousy question!

GUYS, guys, you're talking about correctness and truth. But what is
required is of course to repeat the catchy phrases and key-words that
everyone bandies about, ergo a.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.