The art critic Morris in Mathew's "Cigarettes" writes the phrase "The fish begins to rot at the head." I had seen this phrase recently in Roland Barthes' "Mythologies," where it is attributed to French fascist politician Poujade: a Fascist condemnation of intellectuals. A good proportion of Barthes' book is a frontal attack on Poujadisme. The reader of the English translation, though, has only 28 of the 54 original articles, and misses a good deal of that political context, perhaps without even knowing he or or she is reading an incomplete text. Did Mathew's pull the phrase from Barthes?