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Kindly Inquisitors
The New Attacks on Free Thought, Expanded Edition
Jonathan Rauch - Jan 23, 2014 (first published in 1993)
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“A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.” So writes Jonathan Rauch in Kindly Inquisitors, wh...
James Lindsay
Jul 11, 2020
Rauch's book Kindly Inquisitors is one of the most valuable books in print, and it is a significant part of the backbone of the true liberal principles that we present in opposition to Critical Social Justice (Wokeness) in our book Cynical Theories.      source
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Cynical Theories
How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody
Helen Pluckrose - Aug 25, 2020
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Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have manage...
James Lindsay
Jun 05, 2020
Nice book!      source