Tuesday, May 26, 2009

like a shot

The First Things site has that pleasant new car smell. I've got a post on academia over at First Thoughts, further confirmation of the point coming from Stanley Fish in the January 2005 Chronicle of Higher Ed:
When Jacques Derrida died, I was called by a reporter who wanted to know what would succeed high theory and the triumvirate of race, gender and class as the center of intellectual energy in the academy. I answered like a shot: religion... Announce a course with "religion" in the title, and you will have an overflow population. Announce a lecture or panel on "religion in our time" and you will have to higher a larger hall.
That said, I plan to still be interested in religion when academia gives up on it again as well.