Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, October 12, 2004
"Deconstructionism's father has died, but can we be sure he ever existed at all?"

That's a question you shouldn't ask, but Stephen Plaut is not afraid of Jacques Derrida, dead or alive or possibly neither.

He had been conducting a terminal "narrative" with cancer. Well, at least that is the subjective unproven conclusion we have, since, after all, how do we REALLY know that death and cancer exist?