Camille Paglia

The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan - it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.Camille Paglia

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I despise the phony, fancy-pants rhetoric of professors aping jargon-filled European locutions - which have blighted academic film criticism for over 30 years.Camille Paglia

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One of the main reasons I am so drawn to Hitchcock is that he planned his shots way in advance on story-boards, which he designed like classic paintings (he was an art connoisseur). It's why he found shooting on set boring - because he had already composed the film in his head.Camille Paglia

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I am waiting impatiently for the day when beleaguered, like-minded academics can order James Wolcott's collected essays for their classes.Camille Paglia

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Our liberal, New York/Washington-based media would never in a million years put Liberal Godfather Ted Kennedy on the spot about his clan's bad behavior, to whose lurid history he himself has contributed so much.Camille Paglia

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I want young women when they're 14 to start thinking about what they want over the course of their lives.Camille Paglia

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A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.Camille Paglia

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The plastic surgery issue is really looming because girls in the U.S. are getting it in their teens.Camille Paglia

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It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.Camille Paglia

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Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders.Camille Paglia

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It's aggravating that Hollywood has never gotten credit for the role it played in promoting modern design.Camille Paglia

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Over the past 20 years, I have noticed that the most flexible, dynamic, inquisitive minds among my students have been industrial design majors. Industrial designers are bracingly free of ideology and cant. The industrial designer is trained to be a clear-eyed observer of the commercial world - which, like it or not, is modern reality.Camille Paglia

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Younger women have no problem in reconciling beauty with ambitions as a professional woman.Camille Paglia

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My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.Camille Paglia

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When I was a child, my father taught me to put up my fists like a boy and to be prepared to defend myself at all times.Camille Paglia

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Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.Camille Paglia

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Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.Camille Paglia

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High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.Camille Paglia

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'Mad Men' doesn't capture one single thing about the decor, costumes, or sexual interaction. It is a total projection of contemporary snarky attitudes into the past.Camille Paglia

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I'm very pro-American - my entire family escaped poverty in Italy because they rightly believed in the American dream.Camille Paglia

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Ever since Romanticism, an oppositional mode, artists have the right, and indeed the duty, to attack social convention. But it is ridiculous and in fact self-infantilizing for them to expect to be financially supported by the general public whom they are insulting.Camille Paglia

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My problem is that I do not get along with lesbians at all. They don't like me, and I don't like them.Camille Paglia

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Uncritical American boosterism - automatic endorsement of every government action - is myopic and self-defeating.Camille Paglia

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Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.Camille Paglia

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My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969.Camille Paglia

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If colleges and universities are really concerned about women's rights, then they must adjust to a far more flexible structure to allow young women students to take leaves of absence if they want to have children early.Camille Paglia

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A woman simply is, but a man must become.Camille Paglia

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Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.Camille Paglia

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Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist.Camille Paglia

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I believe that every person, male and female, needs to be in a protective mode at all times of alertness to potential danger. The world is full of potential attacks, potential disasters.Camille Paglia

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