"Indeed, ''After Theory'' is a death-haunted book. It urges us to grapple with the basic biological reality that the human body is not culturally constructed, and therefore infinitely malleable, but frail, weak, and ever vulnerable to the predations of global capitalism."
"''Morality,'' ''disinterestedness'': Has Eagleton embraced his inner Matthew Arnold? Not at all, he demurs, pointing out that the concept of disinterestedness - ''for postmodern theory, the last word in delusion'' - is actually pregnant with radical potential. ''Trying to be objective is an arduous, fatiguing business,'' he writes, ''which in the end only the virtuous can attain.'' And if we could miraculously achieve this ever-elusive disinterested state, then - voila! - we would all naturally be socialists."(Boston.com | News | Ideas | The man who praised literary theory to thousands of students now wants them to bury it. By Matthew Price, 12/28/2003)
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. . . the greatest weakness of this space is linkrot . . . posting tests linkrot . . . have lost lots to virtual space by silly mistakes but also because the space may relegate items to short term memory or lock outs . . . the internet is not free . . . it is a wonderful demandingly frustrating tool . . . use with disinteresedness & morality . . . be a self-critic . . .