Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Another French writer on the presidential bookshelf

Mark Sanderson writes in the (London) Telegraph:

Eagle-eyed viewers of The West Wing, the long-running television political drama, may have been somewhat surprised to glimpse the works of Michel Foucault being taken off the shelves of the Oval Office as removal men cleared the way for President Bartlet's successor.

Then again, maybe the most powerful man in the world ought to be familiar with the philosophy of a man who gained his wisdom in the sex dungeons of San Francisco.

Perhaps, in George W. Bush's library, his prized copy of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is rubbing shoulders with Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology. As if …

--Marshal Zeringue