Derrida is an extremely rigorous thinker and an extremely thorough reader. He reads texts incredibly closely, more so than anyone else I’ve ever encountered, paying attention to everything on the page. He shows us how we usually read with blinders of expectations on, sifting out what we take to be important from what we know to be marginal. Derrida on the other hand reads it all, and rigorously draws out the consequences, often to surprising ends. He grounds all of his admittedly strange interpretations in the text, a necessity he insists on repeatedly. Continuing the End Times series, Richard Marshall interviews Lee Braver.