Oops—Kant’s Wood Recalled

June 2013

Dear Dear Readers,

We are writing to inform you that today we are voluntarily recalling one lot of our Montaigbakhtinian products (a.k.a., “In Kant’s Wood”), which was produced between May and June 2013 at our Paris and New York plants and distributed internationally via the WordPress Web-based distribution network.

We are taking this precautionary action after awaking from wine-laden sleep in the early morning hours of 5 June 2013 and realizing that the explication of Kant’s use of the word Freiheit (freedom) in his 1784 essay Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht (Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View) was just plain wrong (if not beside the point as well).

As far as we know this error does not—we repeat, does not— pose any risk of Salmonella or e coli poisoning, nor of life-threatening injury, and to date Montaigbakhtinian.com has had no reports of any accidents or injuries associated with the essay. The batch of philosophical rumination first came to us while translating a segment of Kant’s essay into French and was only used in this one lot of Montaigbakhtinian products.

The recall remedy will involve inspection of the paragraphs related to freedom, as well as a comprehensive review of the entire text. Parts found to be defective will be replaced by the manufacturer at no cost to any customer.

We apologize for any convenience that may have been caused by this regrettable error on our part, and we are committed to being more vigilant (and more concise?) in the future.

William Eaton and Montaigbakhtinian.com have greatly appreciated your patronage heretofore, and we hope that, despite this unfortunate incident, we will have an opportunity to serve you better in the not too distant future.

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