John Mcreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Sun, 10 Apr 1994 09:41:14 JST

Maureen writes,

"John and Danny, we have to concede the battle. It's
staked out by Christopher on the field called Rhetorics, and
truly it's become rhetorical, all just so much rhetoric."

No way. Rhetoric is a weapon that cuts both ways. Clear and forceful cuts
through the crap. My personal bet is that Derrida, etc., wind up 50 years from
now looking something like Levy-Bruhl;not to be taken seriously by anyone not
writing a dissertation on an odd scrap of intellectual history. Just an
opinion, you know. And the one thing deconstruction teaches is that one is as
good as another...