On Beauty - 3. On Beauty and Being Wrong, Chapter 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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It is the day of the faculty meeting, and everyone is restless. Howard anxiously looks around the room and takes in the sight of his colleagues. His debate with Monty is the third item on the agenda, only making Howard more restless. He stretches and sees Monty is just behind him, which makes him all the more nervous. Finally it is Howard’s turn to talk. Though he has confidently prepared his argument, he spots Monty in the audience and cannot finish as planned -- he instead reads word for word from his paper. Howard says that Monty will soon be presenting a series of lectures that are political in nature and go against the “liberal” ideals of Wellington. When it is Monty’s turn to speak, the audience is clearly on his side. A debate ensues about...

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