Derrida: “We really brought the plague”

Jacques Derrida on 1966:

“When Freud came to the USA, he said, as he approached New York: ‘I’m bringing the plague to them’; but he was wrong. Americans digested and Americanized psychoanalysis easily and quickly. But in 1966 we really brought the plague with Lacan and deconstructionism, at least to the universities!”

More here: Cynthia Haven on “The French Invasion.” (Thanks to Surit Dasgupta for the link.)

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