links for 2010-01-31
Sunday, January 31, 2010
"The destruction of truth is so advanced in capitalist culture that it should come as no surprise that even in the halls of Critical Theory, imagined sanctum sanctorum of independent consciousness and conscience, truth is now openly profaned and condescended to by some among those who, historically, have been charged with sheltering its sacred flame–the intellectuals. 'The truth never dies, but is made to live as a beggar', goes the Yiddish proverb, reminding us that truth has always suffered in this world. But no intellectual movement of recent memory has so beggared the truth as poststructuralism has…The prerogative of truth was thus transformed from a right of the oppressed into an object of study for the technical or academic expert."