Return of the Sock Puppet

RETURN OF THE SOCK PUPPET….John Podhoretz vs. Lee Siegel is surely a cage match we’d all pay to see, but putting that aside, is there any truth to this particular assertion from Podhoretz?

On the other hand, this is Lee Siegel we’re talking about — a person who has seen fit to say something nice, in my memory, of only one work of contemporary art.

This is, admittedly, not really something I care much about, but I’ll confess to some curiosity. Is Siegel really that jaundiced? Was his infamously pretentious takedown of Jon Stewart, for example, really high praise by his standards? Does anyone with more knowledge of the Siegel oeuvre care to chime in on this burning question?

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