Talk:Charles A. Kupchan

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"{{cleanup}} while the long sentences may not be fair" – Jusjih

Could you elaborate? – 15:40, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I do not see Wikipedia article. 42900 Gmail hits may or may not suggest notability. Is it absolutely necessary to quote long paragraphs? These are why I question this article.--Jusjih 21:02, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The page is indeed a little verbose as it is right now. I'll try to narrow it down a bit. – 14:25, 11 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


To address copyright concerns, I trimmed the following:

  • From chapter 4, "The remnants of Gaullism..." – Not central to the thesis. Quite quotable though: I found this one the hardest to delete, and have no objection if someone wants to put it back.
  • From chapter 4, "At root, America and Europe..." – A rather vague statement when taken out of context.
  • From chapter 5, two quotes that simply restate well known historical perspectives.
  • From chapter 6, very slightly trim the longest quote, keeping the thesis and the context.

I hope this does not do too much violence to the article. It now stands at about 410 words quoted from a 416 page book. While the guidelines at Village pump remain unclear, a ratio under one word per page ought to be unobjectionable so I propose removing the {{checkcopyright}} tag. ~ Ningauble 16:21, 11 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]