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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 10:34 am
Relativism swings right

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transient_poet
transient_poet
Transient Poet
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)

Narcicism without power often leads to liberating movements. Narcicism with power tends only towards totalitarianism. There is a teacher I had back at Berkeley, Greggors. He teaches several classes on fascist movements.
The interesting thing about the class is the performative quality of his teaching style. He runs the class, with no hint of shame or irony(well some irony) as a totalitarian dictatorship. Textbooks are, of course his and his wife's. He even saunters into class with the big dark sunglasses. Method acting at its best.
The only acceptable answers in the class are his answers. But ultimately the class is easy. Two days before midterms and finals he gives you the questions on the test. The days before the test he gives you the answers. Gives the answers. I had classmates who were shocked to recieve a 'B' or 'C' in the class becasue they had written "such a well thought out and reasoned critique of fascism."
Of course that is a lot of what caused me to give up political studies and move full time into theatre. The theatrics were far more engaging.


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