Anyone see Stanley Fish’s post on deconstruction in his blog on the New York Times site? I was pretty impressed with it: a straightforward and accessible account that recognizes the insights of the school while simultaneously taking issue with both the right-wing hysteria over its political implications and the triumphalist leftist claim that Enlightenment is at the root of all misery.
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Robert Greene II
December 3, 2017
The Continuing Mission of Black Intellectuals: Stamped From the Beginning and African American HistorySomething that caught my eye when reading Ibram Kendi’s excellent Stamped From the Beginning was his admonition early in the book about for whom he was writing. Kendi insisted that Read more
May 18, 2010
The Revenge of the Eustonians; or Benda It Like BermanThis Sunday, the New York Times Book Review featured a glowing assessment by Anthony Julius of Paul Berman’s new book, The Flight of the Intellectuals, which angrily accuses Western left-wing Read more
February 7, 2012