Thursday, November 6, 2008

Uncritical Exuberance? Judith Butler's caution on Obamamania

I wholly agree with the points Judith Butler makes in her salient and important analysis of the left's hyperbolic characterization of Obama as a prophetic symbol of "redemption."

"...if we subscribe to the heightened modes of identification that he proposes ("we are all united") or that we propose ("he is one of us"), we risk believing that this political moment can overcome the antagonisms that are constitutive of political life, especially political life in these times. "

Via Angry White Kid

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