It seems that a number of folks throughout the culture blogging community are taking issue with what could perhaps best be described as the Chicken Little Think Tank, or the group of voices within the field that seem determined to convince all of us that resistance is futile. Apparently, these efforts have pushed some over the edge of discontent to the point where they are not just resisting, but pulling some serious punches of their own…
First up is an article from 5/11/2011 by Robert Levine titled A crisis of analysis. I’m not entirely certain the term vivisect can apply to blog post but it sure seems like that’s precisely what Levine does to Tony Woodcock’s article American Orchestras: Yes, it’s a crisis in a way that can best be described as, well, Levinian. Levine drills in on more than a dozen of Woodcock’s points and although it’s a long piece, it’s worth the time investment.
Read the complete post here.
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