Skeptics face a quandary: When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers may feel bitterly insulted.
Blasphemy isn’t a dirty word. It's honorable and honest. It’s almost a duty of thinking people to express skepticism of supernatural mumbo-jumbo.
The worst manifestations are in universities and their cultural spill-over zones. Campuses are the training ground.
Most of the many grievances are not meant to be resolved. They are meant to fester and be used in the service of power-politics strategy.
If the Left can make itself adopt the Enlightenment commitment to rationality, then we can at least again appeal to facts and logic.
By most accounts we have entered a new intellectual age. We are postmodern now. Leading intellectuals tell us that modernism has died.
Postmodernism rejects the Enlightenment project in the most fundamental way – by attacking its essential philosophical themes.
It is a puzzle why among the far Left we find civility, tolerance, and fair play the least practiced and even denounced.
It makes perfect sense that to most postmodernists language is primarily a weapon. This explains the harsh nature of much postmodern rhetoric.
Postmodernism's relativism is part of a rhetorical political strategy, some Machiavellian realpolitik employed to throw the opposition off track.