17 October 2012

Judith Butler is the perfect recipient for a prize named after the patron saint of obfuscation

That's a great title for this piece. The author, one Liel Leibovitz, uses his space (a couple of pages) demonstrating how Adorno and Butler deserve each other: they are both boors.

I can't begin to do justice to Leibovitz's efforts: you'll have to read it yourself. It did raise a an admiring smile from me. Hopefully it will from you as well. Here's a taster: "...we need thinkers who speak in clear and compassionate voices. This is certainly not Adorno..." Nor, by implicaton, is it Butler.

By Brian Goldfarb.