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Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 14:13:10 -0800 (PST)
From: Amaury de Siqueira <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Tango -- not a religion... just a blank canvas
revealing the truth about the audience.
Larry in response to your question..." Why does the Argentine tango spawn such passionate controversies" Your reasons are all endogenous to the art form in itself... I argue that while all your points are well taken... the primary reason for the controversies reside on the audience themselves... lets look at the writing and discourse for those participating in such controversies... are there any similarities in discourse, wording and strategies of argumentation?
The passionate controversies in this list reveals more about the participants (outspoken, self-righteous, partially-educated (mostly in western institutions), well-traveled, "know it all" folks) than the art form in itself.