In France Artists and Intellectuals are often lumped together and expected to frequent the same cafés. But they are quite distinct species. An intellectual, for instance, is someone who spends their life desperately struggling not to be understandable! To be incomprehensible is entirely desirable. Compare here with an Artist...

"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."

- Susan Sontag

"...for all abstract knowledge is a faded reality: this is because to understand the world knowledge is not enough, you must see it, touch it, live in its presence and drink the vital heat of existence in the very heart of reality..."

- Teilhard de Chardin

Now wrap your brain around this:

"The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power."

- Judith Butler

"Say no more."

- Eric Idle (Monty Python)

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