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Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
The hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science.
Anti-Science: Left and Right Together?
A Systematic Attack on Rationality
The suggestion that left and right thinking may be converging on matters scientific will, no doubt, be offensive to some on the left. After all, the right chooses myth over evolution, and oil profits ...
The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America
Signs Of The Times
There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteous...
The Dying Days of Liberalism
How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project
Forte, Maximilian C.
It's not a small thing that has fallen here, not merely the defeat of Hillary Clinton and Americans rejecting Obama’s "legacy". We are dealing with a series of institutions, an expert class, and a net...
Those who reject 'grand narratives' have simply bought into the hoariest grand narrative of all, the one which says that capitalism is all-powerful and eternal.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
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...
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