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From Affirmative Action to Cancel Culture: Americans, You Were Warned

Slightly over 30 years ago, some of us warned anyone who would listen that the political correctness then emerging was dangerous and would spread to every institution in the country if it was not opposed. We were ignored, or called racists. Now, everything we predicted has happened, and we find not just historical monuments but history itself being canceled little by little Continue reading

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Harper’s Cancel Culture Letter Is an Indicator Where Present Cultural and Intellectual Dialogue Stands — It’s Been Canceled!

Harper’s July 7 Cancel Culture Letter is an important indicator of where present cultural and intellectual dialogue stands — there isn’t any! It’s been canceled! Continue reading

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The West’s Ongoing Collapse at the Hands of Identity Politics and Neoliberal Ideology: 2019 Update

The free fall of contemporary academia into speech & thought totalitarianism continued … & likely to progress further given the unwillingness of those with resources to use them to oppose this ongoing juggernaut. Continue reading

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Is Higher Education Undergoing a Long-Term Structural Collapse?

Is higher education in the U.S., and almost surely in the West generally, undergoing a long-term structural collapse? The question sounds histrionic, perhaps even hysterical and would be treated as such in many (most?) mainstream academic circles. But if we … Continue reading

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A Look Behind the Cultural Marxism Controversy: A Sort of Introduction

[Author’s note: this developed in response to an exchange of opinions on a Facebook forum, during which it became clear to me that any fruitful advance of the discussion called for something more detailed than could be attempted in a … Continue reading

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May 1 – International Workers Holiday or International Diversion

It’s May 1. Here in Chile, it’s a national holiday, the official name for which is Día Internacionale de Trajabadores (International Workers’ Day). The holiday isn’t celebrated in the U.S., of course, or in Canada, because of its association with … Continue reading

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Two Cultures, Two Americas — Post-Election 2016 Edition (Philosophical Reflections on an Empire In Decline)

The hostility of this election & the volatile mood of the country are indicative of two cultures, two Americas … unequal, unyoked, on collision course, & probably indicative of a nation in unavoidable decline. Continue reading

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Eight Theses on the “Alt-Right”

Prior to Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s speech last week, I’d barely heard the term “alt-right.” Seems I am not a part of it, if for no other reason than that I am too old. What it appears to be … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Be a Lost Generation Philosopher (Part 3)

[Continued from Parts One and Two] Given that you pursued a career in academic philosophy, any specific regrets? One big one from my early days. Not turning my MA thesis on Paul Feyerabend into my first book. The idea was … Continue reading

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Donald J. Trump: Reasons He Appeals, Reasons for Hesitating

Is it possible to get the Trump movement understood on its own terms, by investigating the appeal Trump has with, e.g., the white working class … without the usual politically correct demonizing of the latter as racists and would-be brownshirts? Continue reading

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