Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Theodor Adorno vs. William Logan?

"Political slogans, designed for mass manipulation, unanimously stigmatize as 'luxury', 'snobism', and 'highbrow', everything cultural which displeases the commissars," wrote Adorno in 1949... and in 2008 one might consider swinging that phrase at William Logan's recent review of Hill's A Treatise of Civil Power in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (January 20, 2008).

For a review of Logan's The Undiscovered Country: Poetry in the Age of Tin (2005) by Brian Henry, see Verse.