MERELY ACADEMIC? TRY DICK HOWARD

Chris Burford cburford at gn.apc.org
Wed Apr 12 19:21:55 MDT 1995


 > How does one distinguish between vital abstract intellectual work
 > and mere academic recycling of cultural capital of the sort Louis
 > Proyect decries?  This is a profound and subtle question.

I liked the seriousness of Ralph's illustration of this in a critique of
a particular work. but when Ralph says

>  This work is quintessentially academic,

what does that mean? Is it that it has no likely or possible connection
with practice?

Chris




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