I became curious about this social critic, Camille Paglia, as she spoke about characteristics of dwindling civilisations at some point.
Here is her interview with the celebrity-academic-provocateur Jordan Peterson. She speaks about her subject with impressive passion. Some of what she says seems arrogant and self-congratulatory but some parts of it are refreshing.
I have it set to the point where she talked about the 1960s and went straight into the no true Scotsman fallacy – which very nearly put me off watching the rest of it along with her body language that doesn’t quite match her words (psychedelics that she identifies with “totally” while also pushing them away with both hands).
But if you soldier on, she says some interesting stuff from 8:00.
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I remember fondly reading some of Paglia’s books. Quite provocative of thought.
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I almost quite after 10 seconds 😛
But I agree that she’s interesting although hard to watch..
I agree with her that Impressionism was a genuine movement that radically changed the way we see things, while most modern art starting with Warhol, even though it’s perceived these days as more radical than Impressionism, is a media sell out.
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Make yourself a fresh cup of coffee or herb tea! This dialogue between Camille Paglia and Jordan Peterson is profound and thought-provoking!