Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Camille Paglia on Everything Under the Sun has a great feature interview with libertarian anti-feminist Camille Paglia. She comments on everything from Bush to the Democrats to Madonna and conservative commentators. Her comments on Madonna are pretty accurate (unfortunately, and this coming from a dyed-in-the-wool Madonna fan) although she's a bit rough on her I think.

Camille also goes on the record as really not liking bloggers. While I can see her point (Camille says "People say that the best part about writing a blog is that there's no editing -- it's free speech without institutional control. Well, sure, but writing isn't masturbation -- you've got to self-edit.") I do think that blogging can be fun and if you find people that share your interests it can be fun to read the inner workings of their brains. I don't fool myself into thinking that very many (if any) people are reading this, but if just one person bookmarks it and comes back to it a few times, hey, it's worth it.

(BTW, the interview is linked from is a subscription service. If you like what you read, please consider subscribing to Salon. Totally worth the price of admission.)

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