I have not yet read Joseph Gelfer’s edited volume 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse (apart from the chapter by John Hoopes, which I have planned to comment on sometime soon). Anyway, one of the contributors is John Major Jenkins and he apparently does not like what most of the other contributors have to say about his work. It is filled with the old “mantra” that he is misunderstood or that others deliberately misrepresent him. Read his comments on the book here. It is quite similar to his aggressive attack on David Stuart’s book. I have read Stuart’s book and I dare say that Jenkins is very good at distorting other people’s work as well. Since I have read Hoopes’s article in the edited volume I am confident that Jenkins is distorting the other texts as well. The true skill of a crank.
Posted by: Johan Normark | February 16, 2012