Husserl was demonstrating the urgent philosophical necessity of putting the privileged European standpoint into question; but remained himself

Husserl was demonstrating the urgent philosophical necessity of putting the privileged European standpoint into question; but remained himself entirely blind-to this necessity, behaving in the most unphilosophical way possible at the very moment when he rightly understood the primacy of philosophical over empirical knowledge. Our question, rather, is the following: How does this pattern of self-mystification that accompanies the experience of crisis apply to literary criticism?