American writer, author of Sexual Personae, professor of humanities


Camille Paglia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York) is a social critic, author, and teacher. She is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Paglia is an intellectual of many apparent contradictions: a classicist who champions art both high and low, with a view that human nature is inherently dangerous, while at the same time celebrating dionysian revelry in the wilder, darker sides of human sexuality. ..."


Clint Eastwood announces: I'm a "libertarian", Libertarian Party News, 18 Feb 1997
Libertarian Party press release based on Eastwood's response to a Playboy interview question: "How would you characterize yourself politically?"
"Eastwood joins a growing number of individuals in the entertainment industry who have identified themselves as libertarians. Included on that list are TV star John Laroquette, humorist Dave Barry, author P.J. O'Rourke, movie actor Russell Means, magician Jillette Penn, author Camille Paglia, TV reporter John Stossell, and comedian Dennis Miller."


Camille Speaks!, by Camille Paglia, Kerry Lauerman, Salon, 29 Oct 2003
"... we are in a period like the Roman Empire, where there is an arrogant, imperial executive branch and a misuse of the army for partisan or fantastically hallucinatory purposes. My view ... is that we should get the troops out of Iraq now. ... I don't think this thing is worth one more American life ..."
Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand, by Camille Paglia, Virginia Postrel, Reason, Aug 1995
"... I support legalization of drugs even while I can see the damage that was wrought to my generation through drugs ... I believe that government should confine itself to the public realm and that it should be as stripped down as possible ... government has no right to intrude into the private realm of consensual behavior."

Books Authored

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Sep 1990