Most of the young people currently demolishing America’s statues were born too late to have picked up the habit from watching the attacks on statues of Lenin in the early 1990s, or of Saddam Hussein in the early 2000s.
Helen Pluckrose develops the definition of "Social Justice" as it is used in the academic literature in this tradition, explains its connections to identity politics and the political correctness movement, and then shows the relevance of the original postmodernists to this Theory in some detail.
Last year, Helen Pluckrose and I dedicated most of our time to writing a book about how “activist scholarship” has risen to prominence and created societal conditions that threaten to rip our societies apart.
Sociology is a complicated topic. As we said when we went public with the Grievance Studies Affair, and as we have come to understand even better since, it's best to think of grievance studies as a kind of infection.
Join James Lindsay as he sits down with Jon Gower of Near Dark Radio to talk about the controversial French postmodern philosopher Michel Foucault and whether his thought and legacy can be recovered from its clear adaptations and exploitation by the Critical Social Justice movement.
Join James Lindsay as he sits down with Benjamin Boyce for a open-ended discussion of postmodernism, critical race Theory, and the various critical theories that characterize the Critical Social Justice movement today.