Friday, August 27, 2010

self-selecting outsiders

Part of the attraction of fundamentalist discourse, and this fundamentalism can be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Marxist, or secularist, is the way it allows partially self-selecting 'outsiders' from mainstream culture (and we are all such partially self-selecting 'outsiders' now) to see themselves as secret 'insiders' with a direct line in to What's Really Going On.

James Alison. Broken Hearts and New Creations. New York: Continuum, 2010. 38.

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