1. Camille is on the way, but she is still soooo focused on the “woman”. She calls out “the burden” of having babies… I actually told my daughter that the main thing women have that men don’t is that we get to have the babies. And in talking about “feminism” it is all about the woman. It has resulted in a disaster for the kids. Some kids have the temperament to not be with their parents (daycare, aftercare, unattended from middle school on) and many don’t. So, hopefully, as a parent herself, Camille will readjust her vision to see the needs of kids to not be deserted and left unattended. A booming economy, as opposed to people scrapping for handouts, allows parents to move in and out of the workplace and find many flexible enterprises to allow children and teens to have optimum levels of attention for their temperaments. Doing the best things for their successful launch, including your own and others’ kids, is the future of humanity.

  2. Wahoo.  One of my two favorite cultural commentators.  The other is Florence King.  Yeah, I know–two lesbian atheists, but independent-minded and Women of the West.

  3. Paglia is about my age, i.e., no spring chicken.  Maybe her concern about the speed of modern graphic presentation has something to do with that.

    Serrano is a parasite.  He and his mother spent a few weeks as Catholics, and young Andre remains fascinated by the power and majesty of the Church and its art.  He can’t paint, draw, or sculpt.  He uses bits and pieces of authentic religious art to give some significance to the flat, insipid, meaningless compositions that he then photographs to create his works.

  4. Thanks for such an excellent podcast.  Esfahani and Ben did a fine job, and let Paglia make her points.  She is one of those people who has politics completely opposite of mine, but I always want to hear because she is always interesting.  I am going to get her book, too.  It sounds fascinating.

    Will this be a regular podcast?  I look forward to more episodes.

  5. A refreshing break from politics.  I read Sexual Personae back in the day and found it pretty interesting but….

    Camille needs to lower the dosage of whatever is speeding her along.  Most of us are simple country folk.

  6. After listening to C.P., I don’t know whether to take my hemi-powered monster truck out for a high speed rollick, or sit quietly on the porch out back and smoke an unfiltered camel.

  7. Skarv

    Wow. What a disappointing podcast. It was almost a funny to listen to a completely self obserbed nut talking at 110mph.

    It was not a conversation. The moderators completely failed to control the interviewee (nut?)

  8. Warden

    Absolutely fantastic.  An interesting guest with loads of interesting ideas.  This episode reminded me of the early “main” ricochet podcasts when they were a bit more intellectually stimulating. 

    When she (an atheist) dismissed “the new atheists” as juvenile I think I laughed out loud.

    I would love to hear a Richard Epstein vs Camille Paglia debate.  I might need about 10 espressos to keep up.  

    I am looking forward to the next episode.  The bar has been set high.

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