I'm de-lurking, because if a misstatement gets repeated often enough people
might start to believe it.
While a young man in Belgium (iirc), Paul de Man wrote collaborationist
articles after the Nazis took over there. But he was not a Nazi.
In a message dated 8/16/01 2:03:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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, isn't paul de man derrida's failed nazi
evagelist? that's three strikes against him: association with derrida, nazi
sympathies and his proselytizing in the name of deconstructionism...
he be cited as a salient example of the attitude held by the academic
establishment toward female writers in the last 50 or so years?
edumacate me, people!
I wasn't citing him for his nazism, his writings, his homosexuality, or his
freindship with derrida. I was citing him for the reason I gave--that he had
an aversion to having women in his home, but "was willing to make
I take note of your complaint that you don't regard this kind of rhetoric as
typical. Possibly you've never heard it, or weren't aware of it. I've had to
live with it most of my life, so to me it seems typical. Years ago, it was
also rather stressful, so be glad you've been spared.
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