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Everything's Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy!

Todd Krainin/ReasonTodd Krainin/ReasonGrowing up as "a gender nonconforming entity" during Eisenhower's America wasn't easy for cultural critic and best-selling author Camille Paglia. Her adolescence in small-town, upstate New York was marked by rejection, rebellion, and cross-dressing—all in reaction to the stultifying social norms of the 1950s and early '60s.

So what does Paglia think of contemporary culture, with its openness to a wide variety of ever-proliferating gender, racial, and sexual identities?

Not much.

"I do not feel that gender is sufficient to explain all of human life," Paglia tells Reason TV's Nick Gillespie. "This gender myopia, this gender monomania, has become a disease. It's become a substitute for religion. It is impossible that the feminist agenda can ever be the total explanation of human life."

Whether the subject is feminism or the fate of Western civilization, Paglia is no Pollyanna. In this wide-ranging discussion, she says higher education is going to hell, the Fourth Estate is an epic FAIL, millennials are myopic, contemporary criticism has croaked, and Hillary Clinton might singlehandedly destroy the universe. Even Madonna, once Paglia's ideal of sex-positive feminism, seems to have lost her way.

Does the celebrated author of Sexual Personae and Break Blow Burn have any reason to get out of bed in the morning? Does she have any hope for the universe at all? Watch the video to find out.

INTERVIEW CONTENTS

2:55 - Growing up as a "gender nonconforming entity" in Eisenhower's America.

7:50 - What is feminism? The limits of identity politics.

14:35 - Rape, paternalism, and Madonna on the university campus.

19:30 - How the country club model of university life has debased contemporary cultural criticism.

24:38 - The decadent obsession with cultural identity in the modern world.

29:13 - Authentic multiculturalism and critical theory.

32:42 - Is there any hope for the humanities?

37:25 - Contemporary journalism is bad and it makes politics even worse.

45:18 - What sort of image does a great president project?

47:27 - The importance of "working class people". 

51:08 - Hillary Clinton is a disaster. Dianne Feinstein is presidential.

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  • Harvard||

    [ Hillary Clinton is a disaster. Dianne Feinstein is presidential.]

    Saved me from "investing" 51 minutes of real life.

  • Ed Ucation||

    I would be careful with that type of thinking. The type that says "person A said B, which I find completely ridiculous, therefore I don't have to listen to ANYTHING person A says." With that said, I didn't listen to this interview either. My filter is old people that bitch about everything.

  • PapayaSF||

    Paglia is a brilliant and insightful woman who does stumble at times and has some weird blind spots. Apparently Feinstein is one of them. But she's usually well worth reading.

  • Abersouth||

    It's worth watching for the reaction shot of Gillespie when she says it. Cracked me up.

  • Chumby||

    Just after the 52:00 mark for those not wanting to ait through the entirety of this.

  • mtrueman||

    I quit reading when she said of American journalism:

    "you cannot have any kind of deep discussion of ideas."

  • timbo||

    Anyone who identifies themselves as ""gender nonconforming entity" is a duplicitous douchebag.

    When groups have to change their call sign all the time, they are more interested in fooling people than helping the group's "victims".

    And women, blacks, transgender, gay people, and whatever the offended group of the month is have no crying to do anymore. You all own all forms of media and everyone is terrified to criticize all of your stupid crap.

  • PapayaSF||

    No, she's not a "duplicitous douchebag." She's a brainy academic lesbian who doesn't fit easily into pre-made categories. She is very friendly to many libertarian beliefs, and often very opposed to contemporary leftism. Don't blithely dismiss someone who might agree with you more than you think.

  • timbo||

    OK Papaya. If she really wants true equal opportunity, than all she has to do is stump for free market capitalism. If she is such a brainiack, then she would know that is the only system that offers the same opportunity regardless of what gender nonconforming entity is between one's legs. That would be the end of the discussion rather than making a career crying for victims that don't exist.

    Safe to say that if she was pals with Madonna, she is an idiot too.

    I applaud though her for realizing you can make a lot of money in this shithole country by creating problems. Tis the American way now.

  • aajax||

    Paglia is a free market capitalist as much as anyone. But capitalism by itself is not any guarantee of equal opportunity. Equal opportunity is rooted in social relations moreso than economic ones. Capitalists are more than happy to go along with stereotypes and discrimination, if doing otherwise would hurt the bottom line.

  • timbo||

    Aajax, you missed the point and you are incorrect.
    Capitalism, when practiced, is the only system that affords equal opportunity to all. Without the preordained rules of most systems, including ours(tariffs, cronyism, political favors, subsidies, tax breaks, MWDBE, instigated racial and gender strife) success would be solely determined but ones intelligence, innovation, competitive ability, and work ethic. One's sex, race, creed, or invented scientific distortion would be completely irrelevant. Isn't that what women should strive for?
    Once you introduce perceived or accepted social norms, that's is where interpretation of ability is defined. Social or societal definitions are not concrete. An economic system such as capitalism is concrete in that, if practiced, you cannot interfere with the value of trade for mutual benefit. If you are better at widget making and selling then some guy, why would I not buy from you?
    There are bad actors in any economic system. You need to understand the history in the utter failure of every other system vs the absolute riches and improvements of quality of life that capitalism brought to bear the world over for a huge population of people that was never before seen. If made more people prosperous and wealthy in relative terms to folks deposed under other systems. That is a fact.

  • ||

    Paglia on Capitalism:

    "It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation."

    "Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due."

  • timbo||

    I stand corrected if she said that. Perhaps I should have listened.

  • rotorhead1871||

    she is just a "legend in her own mind"......they are everywhere.....not legends....but people who think they are....

    NEXT......

  • checkdempremises||

    Love her or hate her, Paglia is a pretty important contemporary thinker. Your comment is bizarre.

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  • Jaybirdmojo||

    When I was a kid taking women's studies courses in college (in the heady days after everyone knew the name "Anita Hill" but before everybody knew the name "Paula Jones"), we had serious debates over whether or not Paglia was really even a feminist.

    We don't read that many of the writers that we read back then, anymore.

  • Jeff Roe||

    Nice try Paglia. Only liberals like Camille see everything through the lens of gender (genitalia), race and income. It allows them to divert attention from the world of real problems and invent straw men/women as targets for their vitriol. If liberals actually told everyone what they really believe in and how they intend to obtain it, NO ONE would vote for them. Liberals have enslaved minorities with government freebies to get their vote and then take them for granted. Perfect example: allowing an unlimited number of illegal immigrants to invade America. Black American's are directly impacted by the jobs the illegals are taking away from them. And the Congressional Black Caucus does NOTHING to stop it. They are too busy looking out for themselves and their family and friends.

    I will never understand why black American's continue to vote for liberals. Liberals are not only holding down black Americans by making many of them poor dependents on government programs, but they are also taking away the future of their children while still demanding their vote.

    Fact: no matter how much taxpayer money you give to a liberal, they will ALWAYS want more.

    Good luck with all of that.

  • mtrueman||

    "allowing an unlimited number of illegal immigrants to invade America. Black American's are directly impacted by the jobs the illegals are taking away from them. And the Congressional Black Caucus does NOTHING to stop it"

    After all, it's government's responsibility to make sure there is a sufficient availability of the lowest paying jobs and ensure they go to dark skinned people.

  • John||

    Since controlling the border is in fact a core governmental function, yes it is the government's responsibility to do that. The government owes more allegiance to the interests of natives than it does to the interests of non natives, to whom it owes none.

  • Invisible Finger||

    Controlling the border from what? Invading armies? Fire ants? Refugees?

    Nobody gives a shit that the border with Canada is uncontrolled. Canada is not an enemy. Neither is Mexico.

    So why do some insist on a controlled border with Mexico again? Is it because we're jealous of their lack of welfare?

    Seems to me our concern over Mexican immigrants has more to do with blinkered domestic economic policies that no one wants to address, so we blame peaceful foreigners for highlighting them.

  • John||

    If the people in the US want to tell Mexicans they can't come here because Americans don't like them or like having higher wages, that is just too fucking bad for the Mexicans. Americans don't owe them any more loyalty than Mexicans owe us. Libertarians can't accept that. They think Mexicans or anyone has a right to come here and borders mean nothing. Well, a lot of people including myself don't see it that way. So all we ever do on immigration threads is talk past each other. You don't believe in borders. I do. It is really that simple.

  • mtrueman||

    "You don't believe in borders. I do. It is really that simple."

    Borders exist. Mountain ranges, rivers, oceans etc. There's no disputing that. I think Libertarians question abstract categories like nationhood, and the ability of an amorphous collective to limit individual human freedoms like mobility. Even if the humans in question come from Mexico.

  • lap83||

    Nationhood isn't abstract, it's man made. There's a big difference.

  • mtrueman||

    "Nationhood isn't abstract"

    I just mean intangible. Individual human freedoms are much more immediate, more readily defended.

  • Ed Ucation||

    "If the people in the US want to tell Mexicans they can't come here because Americans don't like them or like having higher wages, that is just too fucking bad for the Mexicans."

    What people? The workers? What about the businessmen? They obviously want to hire the Mexicans. Why do you want violate the businessmen's right of association?

  • What's that smell?||

    Point of fact; since 9/11 the Canadian boarder has been the harder of the two to cross, by multitudes.

  • robc||

    Im not sure the government should be concerned with "interests" at all.

    Rights, sure, but not interests (other than the fact that rights are a subset of interests, or should be). And while I dont think its the job of a government to be concerned about rights of people elsewhere, within its borders its job is to protect all rights, whether a citizen or a foreign resident or a foreign visitor.

    The interesting question is citizens overseas. I can go either way, and telling a US Citizen, "If you leave the country you are on your own", may be the way to go.

  • John||

    Foreigners don't pay taxes to this government. So the US government owes them no allegiance. If the people of this country decide not letting a single foreigner in is what they want, the government should do that. the views of those being excluded are irrelevant.

  • robc||

    Foreigners don't pay taxes to this government.

    If they work here, they do.

    If they buy stuff here, they do, via sales tax.

    And plenty of citizens dont pay taxes either (well, income).

    You are making the same mistake that was being discussed yesterday -- 51% getting to decide for everyone. If I own a piece of land, and I want to rent it to a foreigner, then no one else has any business in deciding if he wants to visit it. Even more so if he buys it from me.

    Travel is an absolute right, subject only to property rights.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    If I own a piece of land, and I want to rent it to a foreigner, then no one else has any business in deciding if he wants to visit it. Even more so if he buys it from me.

    Yeah, this is EXACTLY what the immigration dispute is about. You renting and selling land to foreigners. People really have a problem with this.

  • aajax||

    I don't understand your opening comment, since Paglia specifically criticized viewing everything through the lens of gender. I suppose even just entertaining the topic of gender makes her suspect in your eyes.

  • ||

    Wanna know how I know you didn't watch the interview?

    Because she criticizes identity politics, the Obama administration pitting the races against one another, and acknowledges the limitations of viewing everything through the lens of race & gender, going so far as to describe academia's obsession with gender as "madness" and that "This gender myopia, this gender monomania, has become a disease."

  • Duelles||

    Generally, people who can't get over their "stories" are down and out alcoholics or dry alcoholics, who blame outside forces on their own pathetic view of themselves. From her point of view I am not a people. Bummer.

  • _Byron_||

    no, not everyone sees everything through the prism of race and gender, Liberals do

  • woodNfish||

    Only when it suits their need, otherwise they don't give a shit. Ted Kennedy, the serial rapist and woman killer, was proof of that. These things are just tools they use to sow discontent.

  • mtrueman||

    "they use to sow discontent."

    The horror, The horror.

  • Guidoman||

    well there are other prisms like culture, religion...the list goes on.

  • PapayaSF||

    Paglia prefers to look at things through the lenses of culture and religion. That's one reason the left tends to dislike her.

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    reason: Is that the lesbian in you talking, that you want a large toolbox?

    Love it!

  • Viscount Irish, Slayer of Huns||

    "Next was the argument over hormones. Again, screaming argument over hormones, which I was told by the founding members of the Women's Studies Department at the State University of New York at Albany, that I had been brainwashed by male scientists to believe that hormones even existed, much less had any role in the shaping of our identity and character."

    Modern feminists have a very - uh - schizophrenic view of hormones. For example, I stumbled on this feminist blog post the other day, and it basically makes two polar opposite arguments regarding hormones. Check it out:

    "The people in men’s studies, like those in women’s studies, take a mostly sociological perspective and believe that masculinity is essentially a cultural construct and that gender differences in general are fluid and variable. “That ship has sailed — it’s a done deal,” he said recently, dismissing the idea that men and women are as different as Martians and Venutians."

    So gender isn't inborn it's a cultural construct. However, she then says:

    "Researchers have started looking into the relationship between testosterone and excessive risk, and wondering if groups of men, in some basic hormonal way, spur each other to make reckless decisions."

    So gender is a social construct, but somehow male hormones cause men to be reckless. But how can gender be a social construct if men are guided by their hormones? Oops!

  • woodNfish||

    "Modern feminists have a very - uh - schizophrenic view of hormones.

    I know how o make a hormone. Pinch her nipples.

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    What's the difference between a hormone and an enzyme?

    You can't hear an enzyme!

  • PapayaSF||

    I noted that bit of feminist cognitive dissonance back in the mid '70s. They still haven't resolved it.

  • ||

    Some of us have...

  • John Titor||

    Were you the one who recently posted the article that pointed to all those negative male traits that were 'natural' while at the same time arguing that gender differences are a social construct? Same deal there. 'Science' is only brought out to justify pre-existing biases. These aren't people looking for answers, they're people who think they're got them and will pick and choose whatever they need to support it.

  • Founders1791||

    "Conservative though she may be, I felt that Palin represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism..she was combining male and female qualities in ways that I have never seen before. And she was somehow able to seem simultaneously reassuringly traditional and gung-ho futurist. In terms of redefining the persona for female authority and leadership, Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism.." - Camilla Paglia

    Establishment republicans are making yet another huge mistake by misreading the public and ignoring their most potent and popular women ever. Governor Sarah Palin.

    Gallup Most Admired Women in the World list (Dec 29 '14)
    Smithsonian Most Admired People of All Time list (Nov 17 '14)
    Midterms Palin makes 22 endorsements, 20 wins, 82% (Nov 5 '14)
    SarahPAC raised millions once again with zero debt (Nov 1 '14)
    PPP: Palin highest rated in party at 70%, again (Jan '14)

  • Suicidy||

    The hatred of Sarah Palin is largely manufactured by progressive media. The fact is that she was enormously popular in her home state when she was governor. I have friends that knew her back from her days as a town mayor. They spoke highly of her as a person and public servant. I don't agree with a number of things she says, but she is far more capable and of better character than nearly all sitting national politicians.

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    She was capable enough to state that "we've got to stand with our North Korean allies."

  • Founders1791||

    "Israel is strong friend of Israel's" '08

    "I don’t know what the term is in Austrian.." '09

    "My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…" - Sarah Palin, lampooning Obama gaffes '10

    "We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad." '11

    "..a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular." '13

    "If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf..in places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla" '13

  • robc||

    Israel is strong friend of Israel's

    I fail to see the problem with that one. Tautologies are sometimes useful.

  • Founders1791||

    OMG, you're kidding, right?

  • robc||

    Founders1791 is a strong friend of Founders1791.

    Unless you are picking on grammar and bad use of apostrophe.

  • Founders1791||

    You're not kidding! LOL

  • Acosmist||

    That's not tautological, unless "friend" is reflexive. It actually seems as if "friend" is antireflexive.

  • Harvard||

    If only she wouldn't speak.

  • Founders1791||

    Liberals love free speech for thee, but not for me, right?

  • Harvard||

    Not a liberal, not one cell. But if you're inclined to encourage an idiot, even an idiot on your team to speak, incessantly, then don't look addled when people listen, then chuckle.

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    She's capable enough to believe that Obama redesigned dollar coins by moving the phrase "In God We Trust" to the edge of the coin, even though the design was commissioned by a Republican Congress and approved by George W. Bush.

    So, yeah, super capable, that one.

  • John||

    Social signaling isn't used much here. It is just a hard place for stupid people to feel smart.

  • Founders1791||

    What a croc! ...another liberal inventing a strawman that never existed!

    Fact is Governor Palin actually selected Alaska's Commemorative Quarter design in '07
    http://www.socialmediaguy.com/.....hpalin.jpg

    The salmon (and bear) wins Alaska's new quarter design
    http://www.sitnews.us/0407news.....arter.html

    Super capable? ....you betcha!

  • Guidoman||

    She was a threat to the Democrats is why they don't care for her much.

  • The Laconic Esq||

    The hatred of Sarah Palin is largely manufactured by progressive media.

    Well, I hate her in spite of the progressive media. Because she's, you know, a buffoon.

    The fact is that she was enormously popular in her home state when she was governor.

    Right up until she quit to focus on the important work of reality TV.

    I have friends that knew her back from her days as a town mayor. They spoke highly of her as a person and public servant.

    I'll just leave that hanging there.

  • John||

    The best thing about Sarah Palin is that someone hating her is the a nearly full proof way of telling that they are not that they are a poser and more concerned about appearing acceptable than actually thinking. She is like a magic talisman to tell who when the chips were down will go fascist and join the mob and who won't. There are few things easier and more cowardly you can do today than sitting around talking about "how dumb Sarah Palin is". Talking about evil rich white men might beat that but not by much.

  • The Laconic Esq||

    She's not a buffoon?

  • The Laconic Esq||

    Seriously, explain the appeal, without using the word "tits" or "folksy". She have some good ideas about criminal justice reform?

  • John||

    I think she is politician. She is not Abe Lincoln or anything. But she is better than most politicians and worse than others. No, she is not a buffoon as measured against the rest of our political class. Why people act like she is and is somehow worse and dumber than people like Pelosi or Obama or about a thousand others I can name is beyond me.

  • The Laconic Esq||

    Dude. You're reading a bunch of implications into what I said that aren't there. I'm not a commenter at Salon, for God's sake. I don't think she is worse or dumber than Pelosi or Obama. Or Boehner. Or Harry Reid. No comparison to Chuck Schumer. But I don't think you can set the bar any lower if that's the group we're comparing to.

    I don't understand why people fawn over her. I don't see the appeal. Even putting aside her silly career since she left office, I'm reading this

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.....arah_Palin

    and I can't see anything that sets her apart. Her politics are bog standard GOP.

    There are better people that deserve more attention.

  • Founders1791||

    (1) to be clear you brought up "tits" and "folksy". Real classy!

    (2) "She have some good ideas about criminal justice reform"

    (a) Her first legislative action after taking office was to push for a bipartisan ethics reform bill which she signed into law July 2007.

    (b) Indianola Iowa Tea Party Speech in the rain September 2011

    "she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment - left, right and center - and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide. She made three interlocking points." - NyTimes
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09......html?_r=0

    (c) she appointed multiple bipartisan Supreme Court and Lower Court justices
    http://www.adn.com/article/200.....ppointment

    (3) Bet you didn't know this about Sarah Palin
    a. Nov elections she got the Independent Democrat elected over GOP in Alaska
    b. she sold the state jet, limo, and let go chef - driving & cooking herself
    c. she rejected a $25k raise as governor, took a pay cut as Mayor
    d. she exposed corruption in 2005 by Attorney General Gregg Renkes
    e. she sacrificed her $118k job to expose them and with 4 kids
    f. she exposed corruption in 2004 GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich
    g. she spent 18 years in commercial fishing business
    j. she spent 17 years in public office Governor, Mayor, City Council
    h. she runs 3:59:34 Marathons

  • The Laconic Esq||

    Well, I'm willing to overlook her positions on abortion and the drug war if she spent 17 years in public office and has a good marathon time.

  • Founders1791||

    Overlook her position on "not" killing babies in the womb?
    Are you channeling Dr. Gosnell with that quip?

    Governor Palin correctly opposes most abortions "except when the life of the mother is in jeopardy"

    Governor Palin vetoed House Bill 4001 that denied same-sex couples health benefits one month after taking office.

    Governor Palin appointed Superior Court Morgan Christen against the wishes of the pro-christian Alaska Family Council group

    One of Sarah Palin's best friends for more than 30 years is gay.
    "She's not my gay friend, she is one of my best friends who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice that I have made. But I'm not going to judge people."

  • Ed Ucation||

    "One of Sarah Palin's best friends for more than 30 years is gay." Oh, no you didn't. Let me give you an analogy that may help you in not using the "I have black friends" fallacy in the future: "I don't lie. Why, I told the truth just the other day!"

  • Founders1791||

    Why didn't respond like an adult on Governor Palin criminal justice reforms?
    Couldn't or wouldn't? LOL

  • mfckr||

    I imagine Sarah Palin is probably a nice person, but she starts seeming shrill and annoying whenever I hear her stating opinions. Also, I can't think of anything of leadership significance she's actually done.

    So I don't understand the adoration surrounding her. I'm convinced that's a media induced phenomenon created by con-tards, as much as is the animosity towards her created by prog-tards.

  • John||

    Th adoration is real simple. She is a brand. One the one side are posers who exaggerate her faults as a way of showing they are part of the upper crust and not one of the dumb hillbillies. On the other side is people who exaggerate her virtues as a way of telling the first group to go fuck themselves.

    I am utterly disdainful of the first group. And somewhat sympathetic to the second.

  • mfckr||

    I see. So she's basically a celebrity icon that doubles as a litmus test for revealing one's sociopolitical dispositions.

  • John||

    Pretty much MFCKR. That is a great way to put it. People use liking or hating her as a social signal and project onto her their biases and prejudices.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Or, if you're Lisa Ann, just to make a career for yourself.

  • mfckr||

    Or, if you're Lisa Ann, just to make a career for yourself.

    Didn't she already have a career for herself doing MILF porn before that?

  • mtrueman||

    "Establishment republicans are making yet another huge mistake by misreading the public and ignoring their most potent and popular women ever. Governor Sarah Palin."

    Surely you mean ex-govenor Sarah Palin. Aside from an excellent youtube clip of her winking, the only time I saw Palin speak was after she saw fit to subject viewers to a remarkably rambling resignation speech. Her courage and self confidence, however misplaced, were admirable.

  • Founders1791||

    "...the only time I saw Palin speak was.." - mtrueman

    1st, CSPAN: Alaska State Issues with Governor Palin - February '08
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?2.....ate-issues

    2nd, You actually admit to missing the entire '08 presidential election? October '08

    2nd, Palin doing standup on Leno beats Romney on Letterman '10
    (jon stewart) http://thedailyshow.cc.com/vid.....man-romney

    4th, Fighting the war on Christmas - Bill O'Reilly and Sarah Palin '13

    5th, Sarah Palin on Fallon beats Bill Clinton on Kimmel '14

  • The Laconic Esq||

    Complete the sentence:

    "Sarah Palin took a bold stand on __________________."

  • Founders1791||

    Everything from exposing corruption in her own party multiple times to delivering honest government so well she was given the highest rating of any governor ever at 93%

  • The Laconic Esq||

    All your resume-padding is proving my point.

  • Founders1791||

    Resume padding? She walks the talk, what about you? I'll bet she has accomplished more than you or your entire family tree combined

  • The Laconic Esq||

    What is this I don't even

  • mtrueman||

    I don't watch TV, rarely see anything on youtube, and have little interest in presidential elections. Or Alaska's gubenatorial elections. Maybe I'll get around to your links, no promises though.

  • CptNerd||

    Kind of makes your opinion a bit less than "informed."

  • mtrueman||

    I know who won. As for the rest of it, there are more important and interesting things happening. My opinion, anyway.

  • LynchPin1477||

    Establishment republicans are making yet another huge mistake by misreading the public and ignoring their most potent and popular women ever. Governor Sarah Palin.

    Actually, I would say that is one of the few things establishment R's do well.

  • timbo||

    She is also another neo-con big government fascist in sheep's clothing. She is as dumb as Obama.

  • Founders1791||

    Governor Palin rejected 80% of Obama's stimulus money because it infringed on state sovereignty. She cut hundreds of millions in waste which allowed her to deliver 3 of 4 (75%) budgets balanced and on time larger than 17 other states & most Fortune 500 companies.

    Alaska received AAA credit due to Governor Palin's prudent financial stewardship.

  • timbo||

    She also ran on a presidential ticket with john McCain who stumped for mortgage forgiveness(bailouts) to underwater home owners.
    Why do so many sheep americans want to praise politicians?

    We should all be taught to hate and distrust all of them. Then perhaps there would be smaller government out of lack of belief in their bullshit promises. She is a protectionist, big government supporter of the military industrial machine and thus no different in her destructive policies than Bush, Obama, McCain, Clinton, or insert establishment politician here.

  • Founders1791||

    Clueless! No one in politics today has exposed crony corrupt politicians like she has and a great personal costs politically and financially!

  • timbo||

    Then why did she run with john McCain. You choose to ignore. Do you work for her or something?
    McCain is one of the worst of all times. Maybe you work for GE or Boeing.

  • Founders1791||

    "Conservative though she may be, I felt that Palin represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism..she was combining male and female qualities in ways that I have never seen before. And she was somehow able to seem simultaneously reassuringly traditional and gung-ho futurist. In terms of redefining the persona for female authority and leadership, Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism.." - Camilla Paglia

    Establishment republicans are making yet another huge mistake by misreading the public and ignoring their most potent and popular women ever. Governor Sarah Palin.

    Gallup Most Admired Women in the World list (Dec 29 '14)
    Smithsonian Most Admired People of All Time list (Nov 17 '14)
    Midterms Palin makes 22 endorsements, 20 wins, 82% (Nov 5 '14)
    SarahPAC raised millions once again with zero debt (Nov 1 '14)
    PPP: Palin highest rated in party at 70%, again (Jan '14)

  • Jim Kress||

    How long did it take her to interview every living person to support her "universal" claim?

  • gravytop||

    Man, what's with all the contempt for Paglia in these comments? She's consistently interesting, and is a huge breath of fresh air compared with most academics in the arts.

    When I was at Berkeley, Sexual Personae just came out. My extremely progressive roommate picked it up and put it down in distaste within 5 minutes, never to touch it again. I admit enjoying that at the time.

  • Harvard||

    Wtf, I can find time for contempt of any liberal.

  • mtrueman||

    The question here is finding time to respect Paglia. Is that beyond your abilities?

  • PapayaSF||

    All liberals aren't equal. She's in the Christopher Hitchens/Mickey Kaus class of rogue liberals who are less dogmatic and predictable and more friendly to libertarian and conservative views than the Pelosi types.

  • John Titor||

    Even if I like poking fun at her weirder statements, Paglia is a cut above the idiocy that infests progressivism nowadays. This is woman who saw a narcissistic feminist 'does the world really need men anymore?' article and then called them all idiots while pointing out that men still fill the majority of dangerous work roles and without them the economy would collapse. More progressives being like Paglia would be nothing but an improvement.

  • CptNerd||

    I appreciate that she's an academic that still respects non-academics.

  • robc||

    Its liberal vs progressive.

    All leftists are not created equal.

  • mfckr||

    Man, what's with all the contempt for Paglia in these comments? She's consistently interesting, and is a huge breath of fresh air compared with most academics in the arts.

    Yeah, I dig her. Might not agree w/ her on everything per se, but she strikes me as being self-possessed and independent in her thinking, so I can respect that. She doesn't seem to be whoring herself out for any ideological 'side', plus does a good job pointing out shortcomings/fallacies of contemporary academe and its obsequiousness to Cultural Marxism, etc.

    I'm guessing the critics here misunderstood what she was saying or didn't listen in the 1st place.

  • timbo||

    I did not listen in the first place. her stuff sounds like postmodernism which is absolute nonsense.
    I admit to not taking the time to hear her thoughts. All of this social norm stuff is rained down on the heads of all of us with such storm force consistency that it is impossible for people who figured out the scam long ago to care.
    Basically what I am saying is that the "ists" movement people played all their cards decades ago by overstated the severity of problems that were not and are not pressing or important. They all detract from the real threat to one's freedom, or gender identity, or post racial pigment cock conformity. That threat is government and people who make up fake names for things to become famous.

    How's that for close minded gender prism viewing?

  • mfckr||

    I did not listen in the first place. her stuff sounds like postmodernism which is absolute nonsense.

    What's so objectionable about postmodernism (or at least what you're typifying as 'postmodernism')?

  • mtrueman||

    I wouldn't put too much stock in her take on postmodernism. Check out this Salon column.

    http://www.salon.com/2000/03/04/inteltrad/

    She rails against postmodernists, especially Foucault elsewhere, yet writes this:

    "The claustrophobic world of post-structuralism sees nothing but oppressive society operating on passive, helpless mankind."

    That is not how Foucault saw the world. And she should know this. She praises McLuhan as an example of 'the Protestant plain style' yet McLuhan was a Catholic convert who took his mysticism very seriously and was anything but a plain stylist. He was Baroque. And he shared an interest in many of the things that attracted the French postmodernists, Spinoza, vitalism, Joyce to name some of the most obvious ones.

    "What's so objectionable about postmodernism"

    For most commenters here, I think they would object to its materialism. To be a Libertarian, I think you have to embrace some species of idealism.

  • mfckr||

    I wouldn't put too much stock in her take on postmodernism. Check out this Salon column…

    I was more curious if @timbo understood what they thought they were criticizing. I'm well-aware that Paglia isn't exactly fond of Postmodernism (albeit as you point out, she seems to have a contorted view about it).

    For most commenters here, I think they would object to its materialism. To be a Libertarian, I think you have to embrace some species of idealism.

    Hm, I don't know about that. I'm fairly partial to Max Stirner, who's something of an anti-idealist (though not quite a materialist per se). And I'd say his viewpoints are very compatible to Libertarianism.

  • mtrueman||

    "Hm, I don't know about that."

    You may be right. I think the faith in Smith's invisible hand, which allows us to do as we please while ensuring that our actions will ultimately be for the greater good, is pretty idealistic. Whenever people here write about "the market" as being the solution to almost every conceivable problem, I imagine they have a perfect market in their minds, one we should aspire to. Stirner was no friend of Capitalism, as I understand, so he would likely be immune to this kind of thinking.

  • mfckr||

    You may be right. I think the faith in Smith's invisible hand, which allows us to do as we please while ensuring that our actions will ultimately be for the greater good, is pretty idealistic.

    Depends. 'Invisible Hand' was an apt metaphor given the empiric limitations of Smith's era, but one'd be a fool to go any further with that nowadays, when we've much better science at our disposal to both describe & explain why markets work.

    Whenever people here write about "the market" as being the solution to almost every conceivable problem, I imagine they have a perfect market in their minds, one we should aspire to.

    Maybe. Personally I treat 'the market' & 'society' as interchangeable references. And tend to suspect that when most speak of something like 'perfect markets', they're only suggesting that the market/society would be more innovative and ergo more prosperous with less encumbrance by state interference.

  • mfckr||

    Stirner was no friend of Capitalism, as I understand, so he would likely be immune to this kind of thinking.

    Not sure. Stirner does attack the notion of property rights, but does so from his view that 'rights' are something of a superstitious metaphysical spook—for Stirner, property exists only insofar as something can be defended as one's own.

    Also, in historical perspective 'capitalism' in Stirner's era didn't mean 'free-market economics' as is oft-connoted today—it was a pro-business outlook, not pro-market, and had everything to do with state-subsidization & sanctioning of monopolistic commercial enterprises, etc. Obviously something Stirner would be very much opposed to.

  • timbo||

    Not only is this obviously mumbo-jumbo, with some politician-like double-speak, but the current climate of thought in the United States is entirely contradictory to the stupid definitions offered by this crap; which is ultimately an excuse for people’s voluntary stupidity and tantamount to an admission that the under-achievers and losers need to identify with a scapegoat in order to justify their disappointment and lack of success. The highlighted field is particularly hilarious because the same proponents of this line of thought are the very people that subscribe to the collective and that preach the absoluteness of global warming, racial strife, gender strife, the perceived evils of capitalism, and rejection of every other rational explanation of the function of civil society. Postmodernism is basically an objection to science, no matter how incontrovertible, an objection to the natural division of classes and labor that come with market economies, and an objection to the survival of the fittest mentality that comes from the human nature to strive and succeed.

  • mtrueman||

    "an objection to the natural division of classes and labor that come with market economies"

    The Postmodernists certainly do oppose this as you would expect when they broke with the modernists and rejected Marxism and revolution. I would have thought that this would gain the Postmodernists some credit in the eyes of Libertarians.

    I think if you believe that Postmodernists have an objection to science, you've been reading the wrong writers. They take science very serious, as well as mathematics and the humanities. I think they draw on a much wider range of intellectual pursuits than say the Libertarians. The Postmodernist beef with science is when science sets itself up as the ultimate arbiter of what is truth. Don't mix this up with rejection of science.

    Aside from that, I think you have a good idea what Postmodernism is about.

  • mfckr||

    The Postmodernists certainly do oppose this as you would expect when they broke with the modernists and rejected Marxism and revolution. I would have thought that this would gain the Postmodernists some credit in the eyes of Libertarians.

    Eh. timbo sounds more to me like a Conservative than a Libertarian.

    I think if you believe that Postmodernists have an objection to science, you've been reading the wrong writers. They take science very serious, as well as mathematics and the humanities. I think they draw on a much wider range of intellectual pursuits than say the Libertarians. The Postmodernist beef with science is when science sets itself up as the ultimate arbiter of what is truth. Don't mix this up with rejection of science.

    +1

  • timbo||

    mcfkr:
    of course I speak of free markets as the ideal. I am espousing where we need to be knowing full well that capitalism is dead and had been dying for over 100 years. Point being that any conversation about what is best should start and end with trading value for benefit with no outside influence. If we are getting deep, we might as well talk about what would be best for humanity and try to teach future generations about how to improve their lives.

  • timbo||

    Postmodernism PBS Definition - A general and wide-ranging term which is applied to literature, art, philosophy, architecture, fiction, and cultural and literary criticism, among others. Postmodernism is largely a reaction to the assumed certainty of scientific, or objective, efforts to explain reality. In essence, it stems from a recognition that reality is not simply mirrored in human understanding of it, but rather, is constructed as the mind tries to understand its own particular and personal reality. For this reason, postmodernism is highly skeptical of explanations which claim to be valid for all groups, cultures, traditions, or races, and instead focuses on the relative truths of each person. In the postmodern understanding, interpretation is everything; reality only comes into being through our interpretations of what the world means to us individually. Postmodernism relies on concrete experience over abstract principles, knowing always that the outcome of one's own experience will necessarily be fallible and relative, rather than certain and universal.

  • mfckr||

    Postmodernism PBS Definition

    Not bad. So, what you're essentially saying is that Postmodernism can be a useful philosophical toolset for scrutinizing commonly held assumptions and other forms of implicit bias. What's so terribly objectionable about adopting a stance of epistemic skepticism?

  • Ed Ucation||

    If I remember correctly, she bashed postmodernism during the interview.

  • ||

    "I did not listen in the first place."

    That's painfully obvious.

    "her stuff sounds like postmodernism"

    Except for the part where, you know... she criticizes post-modernism. She's been a constant critic of it for decades now.

  • ThomasD||

    My quibble is her fer too polite scoffing at critical Theory and all things Frankfurt.

    They are deserving of nothing but wrath and unmitigated scorn.

  • Rhywun||

    Man, what's with all the contempt for Paglia in these comments?

    Obviously this got picked up somewhere else and a lot of new folks came here to pile on. Me, I found her refreshing at Salon all those years ago - one of the first writers who got me to think outside the lefty box.

  • ||

    Nobody actually watched the interview, they just used it as an opportunity to post pre-fabricated criticisms of liberals.

  • DaRevrun||

    Unfortunately for Ms Paglia human beings are born with either XX or XY chromosomes, that DOES limit gender. If one undergoes sex change surgery they may posses new equipment, but they still have the same chomosomes they were born with. Your philosophical point is taken, but science obliterates it.

  • mtrueman||

    "human beings are born with either XX or XY chromosomes"

    Speaking of someone who sees everything through the prism of gender.

  • mfckr||

    Unfortunately for Ms Paglia human beings are born with either XX or XY chromosomes, that DOES limit gender. If one undergoes sex change surgery they may posses new equipment, but they still have the same chomosomes they were born with. Your philosophical point is taken, but science obliterates it.

    Well, technically science sez you're mistaken that all humans are born w/ XX xor XY chromosomal pairs, e.g. some are born XXY: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klinefelter_syndrome

    Many other variations on this sort of thing (aneuploidies) exist too.

  • rotorhead1871||

    she is probably one....

  • John||

    It most certainly does limit gender. You are just begging the question and assuming gender isn't defined by your chromosomes. I think it is. And saying "no it isn't" doesn't convince me otherwise.

  • mtrueman||

    Isn't 'gender' defined by the clothes you wear, the way you walk or throw a ball? I think you'd be hard pressed to prove that's determined by chromosomes.

  • checkdempremises||

    Gender is a linguistics term shoehorned into human sexuality. It is meaningless. A persons sex is male or female, and can be important or irrelevant depending on the context. Gender =/= sex.

  • mtrueman||

    Is gender meaningless, or does it mean sex? How is a person's sex determined? By chromosomes? In that case there are alternatives beyond simply male or female.

    I suspect you are another idealist here who believes that there are transcendental categories like male and female, and individuals who do not fit the mold are faulty and inadequate to the extent they differ from these ideals. I would have thought that this position was profoundly at odds with Libertarianism which stresses the freedom of the individual to create their own lives.

  • stevenkmiller||

    Spoken like someone who sees everything through the lens of race and gender.

  • Guidoman||

    I think sometimes we says things Dogmatically? There are other lenses per say like Religious lenses, cultural lenses...list goes on.

  • cryptic||

    She sound very intelligent and also mildly insane (radicals she liked disappeared because they all did LSD?)

    She helped create the leftist narcissistic intellectual circle-jerk culture she now reviles and freely admits to this. I can't help but chuckle at that. Just the fact she simultaneously pisses so many of them off by writing about the obvious (e.g. biology matters) from 'within' makes her a little bit of my hero though, even if I disagree with many of her other wacky ideas.

  • timbo||

    Ha. I like that. It's kind of like Michael Moore making a movie about capitalism's virtues once everyone figures out what a fraud he is.

  • cryptic||

    That would be kind of awesome. ;-)

  • John Titor||

    As petty as this is, I'm pretty sure Paglia once called the new Star Wars trilogy brilliant. I simply can't trust anyone with such an extreme lack of taste.

  • rotorhead1871||

    she is just one opinion in a world of 7+ BILLION.......go figure

  • robc||

    OT: The Big12 (sic) is sucking it up today.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Camille Paglia is one of the few avowed "feminists" I can tolerate. In this interview, she comes off as the career-academic who rarely sets foot away from the university. That said, she is the rare lefty who admits that it was her generation who loosed the monster we have today: Identity Politics, the idea that people's ideas are not only valid, but immune from criticism because they assess themselves as a "minority."

  • buybuydandavis||

    "I voted for Obama but I've been disappointed. I think we had hoped that he would inaugurate a period of racial harmony, and I think the situation has actually become even worse over recent years.

    It seems to be overt inflammatory actions by the administration to pit the races against each other"

    Yeah. And?

    She expected otherwise? As a community activist, Obama was a leader in charge of the Progressive Theocracy's efforts to promote racial division and unrest. This has been a conscious tactic of the Left for decades.

    And now she's shocked, shocked I tell you, that Obama is still swinging this hammer as president?

    He's an evangelist for the Progressive Theocracy, specializing in racial rabble rousing.

    It's the only thing he has ever done in his life. It's what he knows. It's who he is.

    He was a long standing member of a marxist black supremacist "church". Who did she think she was voting for?

  • timbo||

    She was voting for what all leftist vote for. Deep down, no matter what their call sign is, they really hate business, profits, and freedom that comes with progress and success. leftist are first and foremost consumed with envy and hatred towards those who they are not.

    There is really no magic formula to America anymore. The left have always been marxists morons who did not know they were fascists. Now the right, represented by repubs has become a fascist regime that sells themselves as pro -business liberty minded elites.

    They are all of the same ilk. If you would have given this lady some power when she was at her peak, she simply would have become nancy Pelosi.

  • Bam!||

    I don't think Republicans have ever sold themselves as liberty-minded, save perhaps for Goldwater.

  • Sir Tennyson||

    Although the Feinstein thing was off the wall Ms. Paglia is correct in noting the absolute fraud that is Hillary Clinton, a protector and enabler of her serial sexual predator husband, and a destroyer of any woman who has had the misfortune of crossing this man's path. All the while preaching of her championing of the cause of women, this complete and total joke has not demonstrated a competency level sufficient to run a 7 - Eleven store, much less a country.

  • DEATFBIRSECIA||

    + 1 red in tooth and claw.

  • kavu||

    I was shocked to learn how much common ground I share with Paglia. I think many of her observations and comments are spot-on -- save for Feinstein, where reality eclipsed promise ages ago. I especially share her frustration dealing with people that are historically and economically illiterate. I live amidst a liberal academic community that is rather self-impressed and feels a deep obligation to "help" everyone else. In reality they are profoundly ignorant, delusional, binary, and fragile. She is damned right to criticize those people.

  • Natalie-Jean||

    Thank you Reason! Great interview, I had wondered why she left Salon. I think she has really hit the nail on the head with her commentary on the University problem in the US. I graduated in 1985 from a University and I believe my year may have been the last where we had access to true professors and not graduate assistants teaching Economics, Calculus, French, Geology, etc. I agree that administration and bureaucracy have taken over the curriculum. It is disastrous for our young people who are hand-cuffed to ridiculous student loans. Some of the student loans are more than a house! How is that helping our young people?

  • BrocinChina||

    OMG! Another old and unfulfilled lesbian blaming the world! Imagine that!

  • oldvlc||

    Yeah, Camille, when I see your picture I see a gay black man.

  • oldvlc||

    And oh, yeah, Diane Feinstein would make a great president...the first cadaver in the office. Camille, do you know how old Feinstein is? I can just see it, a 90 year old leaving office (and the country) in shreds.

  • JustAnotherGuy||

    Racists are like that...all they see is race and think others are exactly like them.

    Bless her heart....she's just pitiful, just pitiful.

  • bootsy57||

    I have always loved this woman. She has always carved out her own path, many times against the grain. But she has never bowed to criticism, but stayed true to her beliefs.
    Although I don't agree with her 100%, she is right about so many things, especially our education systems.

    Always appreciate her candor, and how she ALWAYS speaks her truth.

  • Johnimo||

    Thank you, Reason, for a wonderful interview of one of America's INTERESTING feminists. Good job, bring us more of this.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    I ran across her interview in an old copy of Playboy and was impressed with her. Those who dismiss her as another leftist are missing a doorway into the enemy camp. Choose your battles.

    ... Hobbit

  • Chumby||

    She's a lesbian Dennis Kucinich!

  • ItchyZ||

    We have liberals to thank for continually separating Americans into groups and pitting them against each other. The current muslim in chief is a prime example.

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  • John C. Randolph||

    Jezebel is a Gawker property. It is not something to be taken seriously in any way, it only exists to troll for page hits.

    Gawker as a whole should have been driven out of business when that asshole from Gizmodo stole the iPhone 4 prototype.

    -jcr

  • JPyrate||

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  • JPyrate||

    I would mention mtrueman , but he is just a stupid asshole, like Tulpa.

  • mtrueman||

    " but he is just a stupid asshole"

    You still haven't got it yet, have you? Just so you're not the last to know, It's all LIES.

  • Chumby||

    Mike got branded the Village Idiot and Town Liar a few weeks ago and has since dialed back his rhetoric and geriatric explosions.

  • SallyMJ||

    Camillie - I agree on much with you - but no: Dianne Feinstein is NOT presidential. She's not as whacked out as Barbara Boxer, but she is intolerant of opinions other than hers.

  • Dell||

    Fascinating interview. I could spend hours talking to her. Its funny to see how ivy league educated people from the east coast think fly of over country people. I feel sorry for her in some ways, looks like she missed out on some of the most rewarding events in ones life.

  • Dex Quire||

    ...like leaving out apostrophes?

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Paglia is attracted to dominant and Napoleonic personalities which is why she appears to be less critical of the acclaimed who rub the social/political cognoscenti in a less than pleasurable fashion. She, like most of us, is attracted to the values she holds dear in her own head space.

    Rational and edgy she wilds on the pure fucking entire cultural/social/ political spectrum but I've noticed throughout the years of reading her that she pulls the tip if it gets too close to etching on what excites her and, instead, will valley-girl on that personality or thing that mystifies her intelligence.

    She is ragingly brilliant and profoundly adept at slathering her genuine assumptions and perspectives like fucking syrup over anything that spills from her fingertips. And somehow she hasn't grown up yet which is beautiful to me. The brain is maximum, the interpretations brimming, the sexuality complex, the fire trail of text always titillating... but she hasn't killed the little lesbian inside. That small girl wondering, feeling, and exploring still... as she has grown into a hoary head that doesn't expound merely to get editors and readers off.

    She welcomes you on her goddamn ride while she gets off and if you can handle the universe expanding right in front of your face then she's performed justice to the dizzying whim of her utterances. Just clean your goddamn cum off the dashboard please.

  • Jimm||

    yawn

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Don't trigger me, bro.

  • Jimm||

    Christ, even bigger yawn

  • JeremyR||

    She kinda looks like Bruce Jenner.

  • cbpelto||

    TO: Paglia
    RE: Okay….

    ….do you have proof of your allegation? Or are you just pulling this out of your fourth-point-of-contact?

  • ||

    Somethings are really wrong with America if Ms. Paglia and I agree on so much that is wrong-I doubt any two US citizens could be more different than her and me-me very conservative in almost everything, married faithfully to one bride for over 41 yrs, never voted for Democrats (but refused to vote for Nixon ever), Mass every day, etc. But both of us see and say America in in trouble. It must be true. Ms. Paglia, I commiserate with you. And I appreciate it when you speak truth. St. Thomas Aquinas said there is only one truth, and you have profoundly spoken part of it. Is there a fix? a cure? or is the USA already on the edge of the dung heap of civilizations? Guy McClung, San Antonio

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Satan has been busy it seems, Guy.

  • David Wall||

    Camille's criticism of the snarkiness and cynicism of blog commeraterie was interesting. Almost seemed pointedly directed at Nick's posters here.

  • Jimm||

    my god who is the bigger intellectual dilettante here, Pags or Gillespie, truly a battle for the ages

  • lkan||

    There's no total explanation for life because there's no particular cause for any outcome in terms of life whereas human life is rife with particular causes that seem to contribute solely to an outcome. But say that and a lot of people easily get upset or dismiss such insight as a kind of arithmetic mistake.

    Anyway, I can appreciate Ms. Paglia's effort or motive to see comprehensively and how such quality about her might influence her students and the folks who follow her work.

  • Dex Quire||

    I concur...

  • Dex Quire||

    I love Camille Paglia! Smart funny right on....Nick G. could use a makeover though: grow hair out all around, part on the left and comb back with a dash of mousse...because right now he looks like my older brother's high school graduation photo (1970)...

  • flashgordon||

    Really? I thought Nick looked great. I was wondering how he never manages to age.

  • flashgordon||

    Really? I thought Nick looked great. I was wondering how he never manages to age.

  • Jimm||

    walgreens pvt brand men's black hair coloring?...he looks idiotic...like a marker

  • flashgordon||

    What a great interview. Camille is ranting about decadence and how it is a sign of declining civilizations, then Nick reminds her that she helped the decadence along, and you see that she has this little moment of self awareness. And Nick listens to it all and with his very positive nature puts off his vibe that wherever it's going, the future will be a good place. How this women talks like she does (she understands Economics better than Romney does) and still votes Green I can't understand but God bless her.

  • Jimm||

    yes, when nickie is finding intellectual holes in what you say its time to give it up

  • ElDuderino||

    Does anyone really expect me to listen to this fuckng feminazi troll for a goddamn hour? Putting this thing on the Internet should be a federal offense. Where the fuck is the FCC when you really need them.

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    She supports many libertarian ideas. She criticizes gender identity politics. RTFA.

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