Quote of the Day 3-1-16 (Peter Dreier)

Posted: February 29, 2016 in Language Use, Livin' in the USA
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“Self-delusion and self-discipline inhibits the reflective self, the postmodern membrane, the ecclesiastical impulse forbidden by truth-seeking and sun worship, problematizing the inchoate structures of both reason and darkness, allowing knowledge, half-knowledge, and knowledgelessness to undermine and yet simultaneously overcome the self-loathing that overwhelms the Gnostic challenge facing Biblical scribes, folksingers, and hip-hop rappers alike.”

–Peter Dreier, “On the Absence of Absences” (a fake paper that was accepted at an academic conference)

(from his “Academic Drivel Report” in The American Prospect)

  1. mikal says:

    That article was quite interesting. The amount of unreadable gibberish that gets published is astounding. If only people would admit that they are only getting the words and not the message. The readership and peers of these writers are almost as responsible by pretending to understand in fear of appearing dense.


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