This discussion argues the radicalism of cultural activity against efforts to subsume the question of culture within other, seemingly more radical activities upon which individuals attempting to change the world have increasingly focused their attention. In a world where economic necessity and political crisis confront us daily, this argument may seem superfluous or even self-indulgent. This is especially the case where the question of culture relates to the non-Western world (the primary focus of this discussion) where millions of lives await the urgent resolution of practical problems for their very survival. Yet I will argue in the face of necessity that the realm of culture, as the realm of activity that is bound up with the most fundamental epistemological questions, demands priority of attention.