Yeah, right

I first saw this sentence embedded in an article in the New Statesman (pay per view so no link) and it reminded me of an essay written by a 19 year-old “Cultural Studies” student circa 1989. I’d forgotten about it until it turned up in Private Eye’s Pseuds Corner a week later. It’s found a good home. Anyway according to the writer Charlotte Raven…

“Everywhere I have been this summer, I’ve met people whose professed aim in life is to find a way out of the conceptual crisis created by postmodernism”

Harry is right. The fact that the New Statesman can’t find anything more grown-up to publish than this sort of stuff is indicative of its sad decline.