Well, without really getting into it (which always depresses me...
and makes me angry) that stuff was just *fashion*, and it went down gangbusters in academia because if you knew the cant you could Lego whole sentences that older academics couldn't begin to understand, non-stop. You could cop major Postmodern attitude, and you didn't have to be smarter than the next guy to do it. In fact it probably helped if you weren't.
They've both been spouting this same stuff, politically, all along, and for some reason I could never ignore the fact that they were doing it, so I started to question the ideas that had made them famous in the first place, and decided that it was all just fashionable bullshit and always had been. And all I can say about that is that it's a very good thing I'm not an academic, otherwise my career would've been in deep poop indeed.
Posted on Nov 16, 2001, 9:04 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206