Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies
Author(s): Abe Socher; Abe Socher
Research Area: Education; Social conditions
Keywords: Judaic Studies; Humor; Academic Research; Leadership
The author explores the history and less than certain pedigree of a witty statement attributed to Saul Lieberman: "Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is a very important science." (The author concludes that this attribution is credible.) The author asserts that in exploring the history of this bon mot, he wishes to challenge current students of past texts and ideas to contend with the worry that lurks beneath Lieberman's witticism.
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