New Criticals

By asserting my-way-or-the-highway — that one shouldn’t critique government and its unconscionable, dangerous oversight — the tradition of imposition and hegemony thrives. “No-questions” guarantees that no other position is valid, and also that certain other people aren’t either. It’s the tragically classic othering position that we see playing out in imperialist regimes since the first. And now this “Sugar loaf ding-dong panic-button windbag” (Anne Tardos).