Devon Powers, PopMatters, February 2004
POSTMODERNISM HAS jacked it all up. In its wake, the cultural zeitgeist of irony has become so prevalent and requisite that plain old earnestness ceases to make sense anymore. Or maybe it's that irony is the only type of sincerity there is, and sincerity is so passé that its manifestation has to be ironic.
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