Talk:School of Resentment

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Orphaned article[edit]

The fact that this article is orphaned is completely natural. The article clearly and intelligently communicates concepts that oppose current policy and attitudes. Therefore, it is "given the silent treatment." This is an age–old, effective tactic that has been used by academics for many centuries.Lestrade (talk) 13:50, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Lestrade

Confusion: Postmodernism = Marxism?!![edit]

Postmodernism and poststructuralism (as seen in Derrida and others) are apolitical and relativistic, not a leftist and activist intellectual current. They are also extremely pretentious, and that's what people like Sokal have criticized, but that's quite irrelevant for this article. This has nothing to do with the American right-wing hysteria about lefties in academia or alleged attacks against "the West" or "the established values". To the extent that there is a connection, it's that the Postmodernists, while rejecting the Marxist narrative, do not embrace Christian and nationalist narratives either - and the rabid Right-wing feels that all those who are not 100% on its side are against it. If Bloom was stupid enough to equate the two, that should be sourced.-- (talk) 18:06, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

I agree that this article has a skewed bent toward supporting Bloom and weakly inferring, without many clear and direct references, that some people simply do not belong here in America, where "we" abide by the "canon". It is a part of the larger lack of initiative on many people's part, a failure of nerve really, to allow for the full debate to be heard, as to allow the argument on both sides to be aptly articulated would cancel some of the "truth" that those putting vast energy into maintaining control over the definiton seek to profess.
It is an intentional oversight in the war over meaning, eg. the cultural war. Why not just explain it all objectively? There is a difference in perception see Derrida's Différance. We can simply allow difference to exist, rather than seeking to negate "reality", but NO, "the other", (ie. the Real Americans) won't have that. Edunoramus (talk) 19:46, 10 March 2012 (UTC)