Time to revisit that stake

Thierry kindly informs me – thank you, but why? – that Edward Saïd (1935-2003) is scheduled to make a surprise appearance at Voix de la Résistance, a fest being organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Le Monde Diplomatique.

Even more remarkable in some ways is the slot scheduled for Jacques Derrida, who is not a well man. I’d travel to see him, if only to ask for my money back. But no, you can’t have my copy of On Grammatology, because it’s actually very entertaining. Here‘s a brief introduction by a La Salle prof to one of the most-read chunks of Part II.

Before I read Eco I’d always assumed – remember I regard myself as a trombonist – that reading Aquinas would be a waste of time. Wrong again.

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