Friday, June 17, 2011

I H8 that I < 3 George Steiner

Amid all the aspects of George Steiner that wreak of intellectual porn there are elements of a truly original and compelling thinker. This movie/interview about/of him is truly mesmerizing for anybody who cares about cultural history. You don't have to agree with everything he says, I certainly don't. But even when he's wrong, Steiner is a uniquely compelling figure who can be extremely perceptive about culture even as he over-reveres it.

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