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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Where to begin. On 2nd thought why bother? I got as far as the mention of Toohey’s childhood acquaintances before giving up on this review. And going that far was an ill-conceived act of altruism.

I should have know from the first sentence:

My copy of The Concept of Benevolence by T. A. Roberts, in the series New Studies in Practical Philosophy, was deaccessioned from a university library.
Deaccessioned? Now there's a word in everyone's vocabulary that will bring immediate clarity to the mind.
5 posted on 02/20/2010 8:25:05 PM PST by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: stripes1776
It appears to be an incorrect usage anyway. Unless, of course, the author imagines the book to be a work of art. de·ac·ces·sion   /ˌdiækˈsɛʃən/ Show Spelled[dee-ak-sesh-uhn] Show IPA –verb (used with object) 1.to sell (a work of art) from a museum's or gallery's collections, esp. with a view to acquiring funds for the purchase ofother works. –verb (used without object) 2.to deaccession a work of art from a museum's or gallery's collections. –noun 3.a deaccessioned work of art.
6 posted on 02/20/2010 8:43:20 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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