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The farther I get from graduating, the less I talk about my Ph.D. supervisor, but the more I have internalized her authority.
The deeper assumption is that claims of authority operate to disguise sheer violence.
Most usages of “deconstruction,” “problematic,” and “performative” have nothing to do with how Big Name Theorists use them.
History’s process may yet accomplish what is beyond Philosophy’s power—the complete destruction of authority.
9 out of 10 times my argument is rejected; 9 out of 10 times my assignment is accepted.
What is breaking down even faster than civility is authority, for which violence has never been a workable substitute.
We need irony in public life because authorities are no longer serious. We need seriousness in private life because no ironist believes their love is a language game.
Violence can signal either the absolute lack or the absolute plenitude of authority.
Pandit protects Mustafa/Kartikey from a raging, fundamentalist mob. His gesture of sublime compassion is, in this situation, the assumption of political authority.