Thursday, April 17, 2003

Terry Eagleton on Stanley Fish
Perhaps you are familiar with these critics. If not, Eagleton is a British champion of the school that says all interpretations of a text are valid. Fish is an American deconstructionist and Milton scholar, who claims that enforcing tolerance means being intolerant of intolerance. Thus, tolerance relies on intolerance. Is that too simplistic? Alas. Read Eagleton and --if you have time-- read Fish on Bush v. Gore.


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