File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9810, message 66

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 03:18:33 +1100
Subject: Criticism

I have read some of the contributions that would silence or aim to silence
some of the critcism of this enlightened man. I would really hate to think
that criticism in itself was in the process of being censored by a special
group with a typical human purpose. Self aggrandisement comes to mind.
Wankery is another.


We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and
that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds
when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own
minds in their work of criticism.

T. S. Eliot.



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