Required reading — Cynical Theories by Pluckrose and Lindsay

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay have written a stunning book examining critical/postmodern theory and it’s effects on society.  The book is called “Cynical Theories: How activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity — and why this harms everybody.”

It is perhaps the best relatively short, accessible description that does not fall prey to the same problem that people who write postmodern articles have — of dropping into so much jargon that it becomes incomprehensible.

Here’s an excellent review.   The review is written by Helen Dale, who is best known for winning a major literary prize only to be attacked for having the wrong identity.  That story is here.

 

Anyone who wants to understand what is happening must read this.

 

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