October 13, 2001
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Review worth reading

James Hynes, author of Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror reviews Postmodern Pooh for the Washington Post. "The entire chapter", he writes of one section, "is hilarious, a dead-on caricature of [Stanley] Fish's arrogance and wit, but one passage in particular captures his adolescent pugnacity, his I'm-right-and-you're-not swagger: 'I don't mind explaining where most of my fellow panelists went off the rails. The problem was left-wing puritanism. Of course there's nothing wrong with being on the left; I myself am all for multiculturalism, affirmative action, and the rest of the progressive agenda, which has never posed much of a threat to my career.'"