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  • Nice little article that was. I must say however that I would have to consider it bad style to name it after a Jean Baudrillard quote (and what's more, to refer to him in the text) as he's probably the most benighted self-labelled intellectual in France, possibly farther. Not that I disagree with him, -- he spends way too much time hiding total lack of ideas or content under pythic formulations for me to even have an opinion on what he says -- he really is quite simply stupid.

    It is also wrong that

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

    • I was tempted to say that the current state of the French intelligentsiyyat is the result of France being a country with one and only one "real" city; but England (with really just London) doesn't seem to have this problem, whereas Italy (many cities barely on speaking terms with eachother) does seem to have a similar problem, I think. So nevermind that idea.

      But at least Italy has been mercifully less successful that France at exporting its pinheads and quote-machines, with the possible exception of Ummy Eco.

      I think that if the US gubmint signs a landmine nonproliferation treaty, the French gubmint should sign a "semiotics" nonproliferation treaty.

      • *LOL*. Possibly, yes. Rhetoric Science is, after all, a true martial art.

        However this year in France is one big election year (parliament and presidential), so I wouldn't count on it before 2003... in fact, I'd count on very high semiotic tides circa March-June this year. Oh, the fun it's going to be...

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        -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]