Not With The Band: On 'Torment Saint' And Bullshit Detection

By Alyson Camus | October 1, 2013

Neil Postman wrote that, when asked about the quality needed to be a good writer, Ernest Hemingway declared, ‘Yes, a built-in, shock-proof, crap detector’, and it seems that too many forget about this. And this applies to readers too, readers should be able to detect crap/bullshit too! Postman was citing pomposity, fanaticism, inanity, superstition (I would say belief) as major role players in bullshit non-detection