2005-11-17

Do animals harass people with lawsuits?

So it seems that the philosopher Milan Kangrga has won the case brought against him by the unusual person Tomislav Dragun on charges of "libelling Croatianity," noted earlier this month on this blog. Dragun had claimed that Kangrga had done him damage by claiming that animals were smarter than Croats. Kangrga denied having made any such claim (the conflict seems to have been over a satirical remark the philosopher had made on the question of whether people know what their interests are), and allowed that Dragun was smarter than an animal. There was no effort to specify what animal it was under discussion.

4 comments:

András said...

A tapeworm?

Eric Gordy said...

It's a good guess. I kept thinking of my dog, who on the one hand has never voted for a right wing party, but then on the other hand he does chew the occasional electrical cord.

Edo Bosnar said...

The headline to your blogpost is more than apt; I keep wondering if someone here in Croatia will now sue that "unusual person" (euphemism or just understatement?) Tomislav Dragun, since he has gone a long way toward proving that most animals are indeed smarter than the average Croat by filing this pea-brained lawsuit in the first place.

Eric Gordy said...

To get an idea of just how unusual a person Tomislav Dragun is, look at the text box in the article from Novi List (the first link in the post).