From: Phil Ryan <philip_ryan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 08:36:01 -0400
Ali Rizvi wrote:
> I guess in America these days poor 'postmodernists' are in trouble.
> They may be next in line after Al-Qaida and Iraq. In fact I remember
> reading in NYT few days back an article that 'establishes' direct
> link between 'postmodernist' thinking and September 11!
To be specific:
Edward Rothstein argued that po-mo leaves us without a ^Ótranscendent ethical
perspective.^Ô All we have with which to confront the assassins of September
are our own ^Ócompeting claims.^Ô This leads to our ^Órelativizing^Ô the claims
of the West, and ^Óqualifying condemnations of the opposition^Ô
NYT, July 13
Rothstein was responding to an article from the guru of US po-mo lite,
Stanley Fish. I can dig out the URL of the latter, if anyone is interested.
PS: Apologies if this arrives twice: emailer problems.