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

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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)

In a comment thread somewhere you were talking about what you learned from Adorno, so I'm sure you remember him saying that "art is the enemy of culture" and that culture's job is to "mummify" art. (Granted your opinions on postmodernism) what do you think now that postmodern works and theory are being taught in universities everywhere (including my relatively small, isolated one)? Do you find that it's less viable because of that, even though you've also mentioned that postmodernity is "inescapable"?

Well, the way it seems to work is that clever people invent stuff and stupid people revile and ridicule it. Then, just when the clever people are getting bored of it and inventing something else, the stupid people come round to it and realise they can add a few appliqué roses and American Farmhouse whorls and make it their own. That's what's now happening with pomo. Evil villain Rupert Murdoch popularised it with The Simpsons, and now it's gone mainstream, which means way, way right.


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