THEORY….Regular readers will probably have guessed by now that I have pretty much no interest in and no knowledge of critical theory ? deconstruction, feminism, new historicism, neopragmatism, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and so forth. As long as you stay away from uninformed declarations that imply a role for Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle in ? well, in anything that critical theorists are likely to be interested in, I’m happy to leave you in peace.

All the more remarkable, then, that this lengthy Michael B?rub? post that’s not just about “theory” ? any modifier is apparently unnecessary these days ? but about an essay about theory, was quite fascinating. Kept me enthralled the whole way through. I don’t know if it will do the same for you, but you never know.