Helen Pluckrose recently wrote an article entitled, HOW FRENCH “INTELLECTUALS” RUINED THE WEST: POSTMODERNISM AND ITS IMPACT, EXPLAINED. Pluckrose is “a researcher in the humanities who focuses on late medieval/early modern religious writing for and about women. She is critical of postmodernism and cultural constructivism which she sees as currently dominating the humanities.”
She notes, “We on the Left should be very afraid of what “our side” has produced.”
Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself. That may sound like a bold or even hyperbolic claim, but the reality is that the cluster of ideas and values at the root of postmodernism have broken the bounds of academia and gained great cultural power in western society.
Yes, postmodernism has entrenched itself throughout academia – the humanities, the social sciences, and even the administration. The last hold out are the natural sciences, but…
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