Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Always delightful, always maddening

Camille Paglia is one of the best writers out there. No matter what your politics are she's almost certain to outrage you at least a few times every column.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to Camille Paglia.

I was wondering why it was that her feminist position seemed so reasonable to me, particularly because I was under the impression that Salon was for liberals. Then she mentioned that she is a libertarian feminist. I was quite tickled. Do we agree on everything? No. But I could imagine any disagreements that we would have would be far more civil and rational than disagreements I have had with liberal feminists. I quite unfortunately know of no feminists on the right...for now. I suspect Sarah Palin may cause them to step out of the shadows and into the light.

Thanks again!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW that last posting was by me.

See what happens when I get excited. I literally forget myself.


Sully said...

If you like Paglia you should also consider Florence King. Where Paglia is an academic, King is more of a cranky curmugeon. She's much older than Paglia. She was retired for a while after writing a regular column for National Review for many years. Recently she's been back, writing a column called The Bent Pin - they may be available via the author archives on If not, her books of collected columns are great for short sharp pieces. I keep meaning to get her book Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady - which is what brought her to national attention.