Leveraging the Gap

There is a grave danger in Anglo-American pragmatism, a philosophy-in-reverse that–routinely beginning mid-thought–asks “how does it work?” before “should it work and for whom?”

By an ahistoricism steeped in a quiet terror of its structural violence’s immanent discovery, it co-opts what criticism it fails to deflect. Interviewing itself, it projects a reasonableness of last resort in the course of committing pathological ecocide.

In other words, no matter how close the shave or nice the suit or disarming the charm or generous the tip or steady the gaze and ear, its practitioners are diagnosably cray cray–as much by metaphysical inheritance as by compulsive privilege.


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