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Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag
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It is well known that Sontag has lost a bit of her credibility in academia, with Zizek citing Susan Sontag's mistake as a major mistep in contemporary thought. Styles of Radical Will contains some of the most major of Sontag's errors in political thought. While her texts on aesthetics (especially film) are valuable additions to the realm of 1960s aesthetic thought, "Trip to Hanoi" and "What's Happening in America" are nearly offensive looks at the state of American society in the mid-sixties. Sontag offers a unique blend of intellectual elitism and feigned political radicalism that render her thoughts inane takes from the privileged intellectual Sontag proved herself to be.

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message 1: by Ben (last edited Nov 18, 2009 02:52AM) (new)

Ben Just out of interest, where does Zizek say this? Would like to look it up.

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