Posts Tagged ‘Bakhtin’

Bakhtin and problems with American conservatism

October 24, 2009

Two things that will become evident over the course of this blog is my interest in the Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and my tendency to look a little politically liberal. I assure you that I am not really very liberal in the grand scheme of things, but in the context of current American politics, I look far to the left of most Democrats. Explanations to follow in coming posts.

Until then, here is an excerpt from a book I came across that may help explain the current manifestation of the Republican party’s obstructionist behaviour (why I spelled behaviour that way will also be explained in future posts):