Monthly Archives: July 2020
Most invocations of “category mistake” partake of a category mistake.
Its proponents will deny faddishness while the fad is hot and quietly discard it during the cooling-off. Its opponents will deny that the fad is over, attacking it decades after its passing.
The premise, appropriately average, is that the “average American adolescent” is fascinating.
All that economic and technological development—all without any transformation of politics and humanity!
The point of writing about them, however, is to bring them back in time, where they belong.
As with most modern exchanges, it was brutal, alienating, and unequal.
In the era of the communicative capitalism, the goal of the writer is to write fewer words per day.
“Woke” Barbie and Ken were judging the worth of my “difference.”
Man is not even the measure of man.
You call that “rigor.” I call it “taking good stuff out.”