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July 17, 2007



In case it wasn't clear, the arrest occurred because the officer thought that Professor Morgenbesser had called him a [four-letter obscenity].


I love it! 10-1 the cop thought "Kant" was an insult.


The late (and great) Sidney Morgenbesser, a professor of philosophy at Columbia, was once leaving the subway in New York and put his pipe in his mouth as he went up the stairs. A police officer approached him and told him that smoking on the subway is illegal. Morgenbesser responded: "Who are you, Kant?" An arrest followed.

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