I take it nothing tempts you.

Robert Sanger rsanger at sangerswysen.com
Sun Jan 6 20:48:52 EST 2002

Dear list,

First, anti-Semitic or other generally offensive remarks really do not
belong on a list or in an intelligent discussion for that matter.  I joined
this list with the hope of enjoying interesting and, perhaps, intellectual
discussion of collecting and reading ML books.  I would bet that a number of
others on the list joined for the same or similar reasons.

It is almost certain that no one joined to witness the exchange offensive ad
hominem attacks.

Second, I make these observations with concern that they will simply
engender additional offensive ad hominem attacks.  I can probably take it
from a personal standpoint, having been a criminal defense and civil rights
lawyer for the last 28 years -- we are seldom loved other than by our
clients.  However, these types of attacks gratuitously denigrate a list like
this to the point that anyone with anything worth discussing will simply go

So, if anyone wants to direct ad hominem remarks to me or assail my ethnic
derivation or anything of that sort as a result of my request for civility,
you will find my e-mail, office address, telephone and fax number below --
please direct the attacks to me personally and spare the list.

Meanwhile, I will optimistically join a number of others who, I am sure,
look forward to a discussion of the Modern Library.

Best regards to all,

Robert M. Sanger
Certified Specialist, Criminal Law*
233 East Carrillo Street, Suite C
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Telephone: 805.962.4887;  Fax 805.963.7311
mailto:rsanger at sangerswysen.com
*[The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization]

-----Original Message-----
From: SGottlieb at aol.com [mailto:SGottlieb at aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:57 PM
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: I take it nothing tempts you.

In a message dated 1/6/2002 5:18:11 PM, tom99 at megsinet.net writes:

<< You've got to be a very insecure person.  Do you realize that you attack
everybody personally even when it only involves a simple business
I'm sure you'll come up with some great come back to fire upon me, but do
everyone a favor and grow up, get some confidence in yourself, and realize 
we're only talking about books here.

Get a life man.  Is there anyone one the list near Phoenix that can go over
Sam's house and give him a hug? >>

I'm awfully lucky to have a competent analyst like you Tom. But before you 
publicly chastise me or dare call me "insecure" why don't you disclose the 
fact that you too, like the NYC CPA jerked me around with some ficticious 

had the gall to excoriate me when I, months after the auction's end, refused

to sell you the book!

As I recall it was a transaction amounting to less than $15. Tom, the only 
one I want to come to my house is you so I can have the pleasure of sticking

my finger in your eye. 

In short, you jerk, you should disclose our previous business relationship 
before you start analyzing me on a public list. And yes, Tom, you are
about ONE thing. I have a short fuse when I deal with people like you or the

NYC CPA. I am too advanced in years to waste time with assholes.

I'd be most appreciative if you discontinued writing to me, privately or via

this list. If you want to further exhibit your serious character flaws and 
post anything further I will happily disengage myself from the list. My loss

will deprive the rest of the listmembers of my overall Modern Library 
knowledge, which is substantial. Also of announcements of ebay auctions or 
private sale of my better MLs. I admit that I like to read Neville's erudite

posts and to tell you the truth I have fought with him as well as other 
listmembers. At least Neville has some good or interesting news for the 
group. You, to the best of my recollection add nothing but amateurish 

But Hey, Tom, who's counting.

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