Saturday, October 30, 2004

Camille Paglia's Endorsement

You all msut read Kerry Lauerman's interview with Camille Paglia on Salon.com, where she endoreses John Kerry but also says. among many other things:

"...too many Democrats rely on a juvenile Al Franken level of discourse -- sneer, sneer, sneer at the benighted ones. We are all so superior in our little elite enclaves. So even if Kerry wins the election, the Democrats have lost this war of ideas."

It's worth watching the commercial and the 6 pages of Q&A will go quickly. Paglia starts by making a great case for Kerry, centered on his intellect, but she'll then give you exactly the information you'll need to understand why, if Bush wins, Bush won.

It doesn't hurt that Paglia is one of the most dynamic thinkers in the country -- she was more in the spotlight a dace ago than she is now but she really knows how to offer an alamagm of academic and pop criticism, and she's entertaining, never boorish. Head over to Salon and take a read. I think her thoughts are important and prescient here.

1 Comments:

At 11:33 AM , Blogger tifanie said...

Thanks for posting that, Mike. How I do love Camille. Even if I don't agree with everything she says, she usually runs about an 8 out of 10 for me. The world needs more outspoken women (and men) like Paglia. She just so consistently kicks the ass of our culture. Queen!

 

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