Thursday, April 14, 2005

It's all in the code

Today I came across a 2003 Ctheory article by Peter Lurie, Why the Web Will Win the Culture Wars for the Left, in which he argues that the deconstructionist nature of the Web favours the Left, regardless of how much conservative content the Web contains. Given that the Left has itself been for many years divided over deconstruction (and postmodernism), this is a most ironic observation.