Thursday, November 09, 2006

Last of the wine

I am more unfocused than usual in my reading. I have been working my way through The Derrida-Habermas Reader, a nice collection focused on the exchanges between Derrida and Habermas, but have picked up The Portable Enlightenment Reader and am distracted by it. Maybe, I should acquiesce in a Panglossian attitude toward reading.

Then there is politics. How I became a political junkie I do not know, but junkie I am. Watching politics the last fours days has not sated my appetite. The problem is that I insist on thinking things through for myself even though I most likely do not possess any of the prerequisites for it. I am incapable of making any genuine ideological commitments, or maybe, I have, and I am not astute enough to realize it.

Then there is Les Liaisons Dangereuses. How does Laclos make me hear different voices with these letters?

Then there is this bright and warm day, the last of the wine. I should taste the last of the wine. That’s the ticket.

4 Comments:

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Cuppa said...

Oh yes, go and sip the wine. That's the ticket for sure. Enjoy.

 
At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn,

By all means continue your Panglossian reading - isn't that the way we all read?

But let us know what you find interesting enough to share with us.

I'm a news- and political junkie like you and after Tuesday I'm pretty sure America has gotten a lot of new friends around the world.

Keep posting,

Orla

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

Cuppa -

As you probably have guessed, I am a warm weather junkie. The last couple of days in autumn that turn nice are always splendid to me. It was great.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

Orla -

I will try my best. Translating what I read on the page into my own thinking is a difficult process for me.

I was not prepared for the elation I felt after the Democratic Party victory. I do not believe it will translate into automatic and magical results. However, a move in the right direction is welcome after so many years of excess. Larval Subjects expressed it well in his post about Badiou's truth procedures.

 

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