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Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain
An argument against what Collini calls the 'declinist thesis', the belief that contemporary intellectual life is getting increasingly dumbed down and stagnant. Declinists, Collini suggests, are in den...
An Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense
Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
Chomsky on Post-Modernism
What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometime...
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
Sokal, Alan; Bricmont, Jean
The authors criticize postmodernism in academia for its misuses of scientific and mathematical concepts in postmodern writing. Fashionable Nonsense examines two related topics: (1) The incompetent and...
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science
Gross, Paul; Levitt, Norman
Describes attacks on science, and on concepts of truth and rationality, in areas of the humanities.
Postmodern Disrobed: Review of Intellectual Impostures
An admirable job of exposing the daffy absurdity of postmodernism intellectuals.
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...