I just reread her dialogue with Derrida about violence towards animals in For What Tomorrow... .
Do you think she needs to disavow the bête because she is afraid she is bête?
(For those that don't know French, bête means animal, but it also means stupid).
Greg has a post on Rodinesco's points in the dialogue. It is much better than my middle school insults. What can I say, he clearly has more patience than I.