Rago ’05 opines on Venkatesan scandal in WSJ

The Opinion section of today’s Wall Street Journal features an excellent piece by former Review editor-in-chief Joseph Rago ’05. A choice excerpt:

I once wrote a term paper for a lit-crit course where I “deconstructed” the MTV program “Pimp My Ride.” A typical passage: “Each episode is a text of inescapable complexity . . . Our received notions of what constitutes a ride are constantly subverted and undermined.” It received an A.

Mocking deconstruction? Now that’s postmodern.