Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody

By Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay - Rating: 5/10

What a mouthful of a title. Anyhow, this book is a case against post-modernism and its application within the academy and modern political discourse. Post-modernism is confusing by design and I agree its a pretty awful ideology. Reading about post-modernism isn’t much easier than reading post-modernist writing itself. As with all these vaguely political non-fiction books I have read recently, they wait until the last chapter to lay out their solutions and say anything interesting.

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