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November 02, 2004

Tom Wolfe on Susan Sontag

Jeff from Beautiful Atrocities explains to me how stupid I am by offering up this Wolfe slam of Sontag:

"Who was this woman? Who & what? An anthropological epidemiologist? A renowned authority on the history of cultures, a synthesizer of the magnitude of Max Weber, a Joachim Wach, a Sir James Frazer, an Arnold Toynbee?

"Actually, she was just another scribbler who spent her life signing up for protest meetings & lumbering to the podium encumbered by her prose style, which had a handicapped sticker valid at Partisan Review. Perhaps she was exceptionally hell-bent on proving Marshall McLuhan's line about indignation endowing the idiot with dignity, but otherwise she was just a typical American intellectual of the post-World War II period."

Heh.

The link goes to yet another key endorsement for Kerry-- permanent feminist victim and anti-porn nutball Andrea Dworkin.


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