Saturday, 3 June 2000

From "The Shape of the Signifier"

By Walter Benn Michaels.

Indeed, the whole point of posthistoricism is to understand all differences as differences in what, who, or where we are and thus to make it seem that the fundamental question -- the question that separates the postideological left from the postideological right -- is the question of our attitude toward difference: the Left wants to celebrate difference, the Right wants to overcome it.

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