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Explaining Postmodernism


Postmodernism, Reason and Truth

By most accounts we have entered a new intellectual age. We are postmodern now. Leading intellectuals tell us that modernism has died.

Postmodernism’s Dangerous Assault on Reason

Postmodernism rejects the Enlightenment project in the most fundamental way – by attacking its essential philosophical themes.

The puzzle of why postmodernists are hostile to dissent and debate

It is a puzzle why among the far Left we find civility, tolerance, and fair play the least practiced and even denounced.

How Postmodernists Use Language as a Weapon

It makes perfect sense that to most postmodernists language is primarily a weapon. This explains the harsh nature of much postmodern rhetoric.

The Machiavellian Politics of Postmodernism

Postmodernism's relativism is part of a rhetorical political strategy, some Machiavellian realpolitik employed to throw the opposition off track.

Postmodernism’s Threats to Free Speech

A key part of explaining why the Left now advocates speech codes is that in recent decades the Left has suffered major disappointments.

Postmodernism Is Nonsensical Anti-Free Speech

The postmodern argument implies that free speech is what the Ku Klux Klan favours. Speech codes equalise the playing field.

Defending Free Speech Against Postmodernism

Consider first a free-speech point dear to liberal hearts: that there is a distinction between speech and action.