Opinion You Won’t Believe Why They’re Studying Jacques Derrida in School

In the Israeli school system, the fact that Derrida was born to a Jewish mother (an Algerian, to boot!) is a thousand times more important than his work and its cultural context.

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In my student days at Tel Aviv University, way back in the early 1990s, Jacques Derrida and his writings were off-limits in the philosophy department. In other departments, too, many professors spoke his name...