Um. Okay, Ron. Look, I gotta go, so can you get to the point?
Sullivan calls this essay by Ron Rosenbaum “wonderfully purgative”. Yeah, that’s a pretty good word for it, since ” wonderfully self-indulgent rhetorical flotsam and jetsam” doesn’t have quite the same zing to it.
If you manage to get through all of Rosenbaum’s turgid navel-gazing (order a venti triple shot and mainline it…no, order two), keep in mind my personal favorite quote from it:
Goodbye to the deluded and pathetic sophistry of postmodernists of the Left, who believe their unreadable, jargon-clotted theory-sophistry somehow helps liberate the wretched of the earth.
Rosenbaum: heal thyself.