Irony, or, the Importance of Being Earnest

Paul Henry Rosenberg rad at
Tue Mar 16 09:09:09 PST 1999

Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:

> I agree with Carrol that irony, in most instances, simply works as a
> conservative instrument of epistemic exclusion and hierarchy-building, by
> rhetorically constructing and parasitically exploiting an epistemic
> differential between the sophisticated and the allegedly naive and naively
> earnest, or between those who are in the know and those who are out. (Irony
> is parasitical, for without the alleged ignorance of the vulgar and
> philistine, irony cannot make a living.)

Boy you sure are smart!

-- Paul Rosenberg Reason and Democracy rad at

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