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Expanding the critical canon

Mark Bauerlein thinks that the canon of literary criticism should be expanded, so that English professors should be acquainted with Hayek, Strauss, Fukuyama, and Kristol, as well as with Derrida, Barthes, et al. Who thinks there’ll be a groundswell of enthusiasm for this suggestion?

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Hulme and Eliot once were in such anthologies, and should be restored. Strauss belongs, because he discusses the art of writing. Hayek's a stretch because he's not talking directly about writing but about ways of knowing. The other guys don't belong in a literary anthology, although of course if someone is putting together a bunch of essays on contemporary issues, sure.

A groundswell for this? Haha, you're such a card.

I agree with Will, and I can't help but think the INSIDE people published that article because it made conservative diversity seem so unimpressive.

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