Review: Professor R.D. Charon’s seminal work ‘Modern Real Politik under the Conservative-Liberal-Democrat Axis’

Contexts of coalition ‘real politik’
Professor Theodosius Farrago

If one examines coalitionism, one is faced with a choice: either reject dialectic theory or conclude that the collective is part of the absurdity of sexuality. The subject is interpolated into an objectivism that includes consciousness as a whole. However, in ‘Modern Real Politik under the Conservative-Liberal-democrat Axis’, Professor RD Charon analyses dialectic theory; in The Post-Ironic Crash, however, he denies coalitionism and develops his theory of ‘crass amateurism’ exemplified by career politicians, with little experience of the reality of the world, let alone, the dynamics of economics, taking over a country, “advertising same on Facebook and then trashing the place”. (A borrowing from a rather amusing article Charon saw in the Indie the other day) .

Hegal uses the term ‘dialectic theory’ to denote the role of the artist as observer. Thus, a number of constructions concerning precultural desublimation may be discovered when one looks at the attritional dialectic being pursued by the present coalition government in their pursuit of deficit reduction.

La Fournier states that we have to choose between objectivism and Cameronardist hyperreality. Therefore, the main theme of the works of Professor R.D. Charon is a mythopoetical totality. The failure of objectivism prevalent in Charon’s ‘Modern Real Politik under the Conservative-Liberal-democrat Axis’ is also evident in The Post-Ironic Crash, although in a more capitalist sense. In a sense, the characteristic theme of Hanfkopf’s  analysis of precultural desublimation is the absurdity, and hence the failure, of cultural coalitionism.

The primary theme of the works of Professor R.D. Charon is a self-referential paradox. Many narratives concerning the difference between society and sexual identity exist. It could be said that objectivism implies that narrativity is capable of truth….

All of the above is, of course, complete and utter bollocks. I got it off a random essay generator (and modified it) which someone on twitter tweeted about earlier today.

The trouble is…I have spent much of my life reading law articles which read like the above - particularly in the field of Jurisprudence or ‘legal philosophy’. Some of the stuff is spectacularly opaque.  It reminds me of the story of a student coming out of a lecture given by a ‘great law professor’ and saying “He was brilliant… I couldn’t understand a single word he said.”

As the link to the  ‘Generator’ reveals… there is a  wonderful story about a Professor of Physics who wrote a lot of fantastic bollocks and got it  published !  I quote from the Generator article I found….. ” If you enjoy this, you might also enjoy reading about the Social Text Affair, where NYU Physics Professor Alan Sokal’s brilliant(ly meaningless) hoax article was accepted by a cultural criticism publication”

I do like a bit of hubris in the morning…and schadenfreude with my glass of wine later in the day!

8 thoughts on “Review: Professor R.D. Charon’s seminal work ‘Modern Real Politik under the Conservative-Liberal-Democrat Axis’

  1. Professorial stories like that are wonderful, although they all have the common factor in my experience that they are utterly untraceable and unattributable.

    The one I recall from my college days was being told of a student, whilst attending a lecture by a venerable and senior professor of a prestigious academic institution, continued to clearly and provocatively read his newspaper. Finally this show of indifference got too much for the esteemed academic whereupon he set upon the student challenging him on why he was wasting this unmatched opportunity by not taking copious notes. To this the reply was, “I have no need – I have my father’s notes from when he attended your lecture and I’m told it has not changed since his days”.

    Needless to say, a story told by a lecturer with some glee, but very probably told by many such over countless generations of students.

    On the subject of opacity, then I’ve reminded of the book “Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science” which was about the US “science wars” and the associated, and very famous “Sokal Affair” where the hoaxers exploited the opaque and arcane language, and prejudices, of the postmodern cultural studies “discipline” to spectacular effect. It tended, to me, to show the power of saying precisely nothing whilst flattering the ego of the reader.

  2. Great post CQC.

    “It reminds me of the story of a student coming out of a lecture given by a ‘great law professor’ and saying “He was brilliant… I couldn’t understand a single word he said.”

    Does that mean that all legal proclamations are absolute bollocks?

    Your blog excepted, of course!

  3. Steve – Absolutely… but a bit of apocrypha is fun!

    WitteringsfromWitney – No.. thankfully quite a lot of our law is quite good..and joking about Clegg apart – the plan to repeal a lot of oppressive civ lib laws is a good one and I look forward to that.

    I taught Jurisprudence or legal philosophy for some years… I did try to make it really understandable – but did have a lot of fun parodying the nonsense and the use of language and opacity.

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