Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity towards metanarratives.
The Modernist’s command was Pound’s “Make it New.” The postmodern imperative is “Get it Used.” The more used the better.andrei codrescu
On the French view of international politics: "According to my dictionary, the word 'ally' comes from the Old French. Very Old French, I'd say. For the New French, the word has a largely postmodern definition of 'duplicitous charmer who undermines you at every opportunity.'mark steyn
No musician is indifferent to the public's perception of him, but the exuberant, logorrheic Mayer takes self-awareness to new postmodern heights. Like a football player providing color commentary on his own career, he muses constantly on his own abilities and his place in the taxonomy of pop.john mayer
The Aboriginal writer is a Janus-type figure with one face turned to the past and the other to the future while existing ina postmodern, multicultural Australia inwhich he or she must fight for cultural space.
The missional church is not a new trend or the latest new technique for reaching postmodern people.alan hirsch
The simultaneity of the disappearance of literature (as aesthetic) and history (as development), which we can observe around us in the academy, points to a fundamental commonality; unraveling one implies unraveling the other, since both are grounded in the same goal-oriented structures that postmodern sensibility opposes. Both civilizational history and autonomous literature are constitutively teleological, dependent on notions of progress toward goals, and they both therefore face resistance from the antidevelopmentalism of contemporary intellectual life.
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