5.5.03

BAD WRITING DOES NOT GET READ. Peter Lurie advances the thesis, "Why the Web Will Win the Culture Wars for the Left: Deconstructing Hyperlinks." Why? "HTML, hyperlinks, frames, and meta-tags are the essential building blocks of the web. They combine to create a highly associative, endlessly referential and contingent environment that provides an expanse of information at the same time that it subverts any claim to authority, since another view is just a click away." Yes, but you have to phrase things somewhat more felicitously. "In the blogosphere, we can fact-check your a**" just doesn't scan in theorrhea. Kevin Barnhurst has his own disagreements.

Perhaps there's no reason for subsidized, not-peer reviewed outlets for critical theory. On the other hand, if you have several hours, you might want to read this. (Political Theory found many of the articles mentioned above.)

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