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Lately, I've been doing a lot of tuning in and impatiently tuning out. As a longtime fan of talk radio, I don't think this bodes well for the long-term broad appeal of the medium.


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CAMILLE PAGLIA
Because of my own family's service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York Natio...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.
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Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against th...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
There is no true expertise in the humanities without knowing all of the humanities. Art is a vast, a...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually r...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of ...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
I don't like reality shows and have never watched them, but I'm addicted to 'Real Housew...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his econo...
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I regard affirmative action as pernicious - a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but w...
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My argument has always been that nature has a master plan pushing every species toward procreation a...
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I've always felt that the obligation of teachers is to have a huge, broad overview and to provid...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Eroticism is mystique; that is, the aura of emotion and imagination around sex. It cannot be 'fixed'...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Leftism should be about the people. That's how it began.
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I was the first to advocate the Web. But I am very troubled by this thing that every kid must have a...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Back in the 1960s, I got a superb education for very little money. The bill for my first year at Har...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Music never dies. Do we really need another Madonna tour? Does she have to compete with women perfor...
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My grandfather worked in a shoe factory - he was an Italian immigrant. My father was the first to go...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1...
CAMILLE PAGLIA
I guess I'm just a natural warrior.
CAMILLE PAGLIA
Today, the ideal male is the gay man and the ideal female is the worker female, the woman who can wo...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her a...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually r...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
My thinking tends to be libertarian. That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private real...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
The best introduction by far to representation of the human figure in art. The Nude is a beautifully...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Our major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types ...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie pro...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminis...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman'...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet....
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, t...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and inte...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Elizabeth Taylor is pre-feminist woman. This is the source of her continuing greatness and relevance...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Prostitution is not just a service industry, mopping up the overflow of male demand, which always ex...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of ...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Pr...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family....
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. Even the bomb merely releases energy...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revo...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
When anything goes, it's women who lose.
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mat...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. ...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being arou...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Jesus was a brilliant Jewish stand-up comedian, a phenomenal improviser. His parables are great one-...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA
Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking ru...
CAMILLE ANNA PAGLIA