The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.
“Metamodernism” offers a lens for interpreting the contradictory impulses of liberalism in recent years.
The postmodern emphasis on language derives from the evolution of hi-tech liberal capitalist societies.
Did “Theory” make people skeptical of science, as Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay claim? Jean-François Lyotard’s account of the decline of metanarratives offers another view.
James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose characterize Theory as a “virus” attacking the liberal body politic.
Is totalized simulation a strategy of conflict management or a driver of conflict? Some of both.