[csaa-forum] Re: but wait, it just keeps going on and on

Charles Fairchild charles.fairchild at arts.usyd.edu.au
Sun Feb 27 11:29:02 CST 2005

I think it would be interesting for the more public amongst the cultural studies
people to produce a public argument about the kinds of critiques rags like the
Australian produce. The problem is, what forum could possibly be regarded as
even remotely fair? The Aus. has a pretty explicit agenda: smash all opponents
unreservedly. Would any counter argument that might even find space in such a
canary-cage-ready publication receive anything that might ever resemble a fair
hearing? The right is all for fairness and liberal education, when their
compatriots are on the soapbox or at the lectern. After they are done bleating,
they like to take their sturdy box or ear-splitting megaphone and go home. (Big

Dr Charles Fairchild
Lecturer in Musicology
Conservatorium of Music
University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006

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