Paul Christensen: “The Death of Learning” | Vox Populi

“It did occur to me when the dust began to slowly settle in the first decade of the 21st century that the main provocateurs of deconstruction and post-structuralism were from countries eager to bury their own pasts, whether as the perpetrators of the Holocaust or abettors and colluders in it. Why Americans would be so eager to embrace these nihilists is a question – but I think it has to do with our own uncomfortable relation with a long racist past and the genocide committed against indigenous people. This was classic post-Holocaust thinking, a desire to escape from the tyranny of the written record.”

via Paul Christensen: The Death of Learning | Vox Populi.

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Paul Christensen: “The Death of Learning” | Vox Populi

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