Cynical Theories: Living in a Woke World - Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Cynical Theories: Living in a Woke World

Sick of getting harassed by “woke” ideas?

Worried about oppressive worldviews becoming entrenched in academia and American culture in the name of social justice?

You’re not the only one.

Scholars Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay are, too. And they’re fighting back.

In 2018 they made international headlines—including on the front page of the New York Times—for spearheading the “Grievance Studies Affair.” They exposed the problems in “social justice” scholarship…and the incoherence of woke ideas…by publishing bogus academic papers in peer-reviewed journals.

And their new book, Cynical Theories, quickly became an Amazon #1 bestseller and has received high praise from the likes of Steven Pinker and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

In this webinar, Pluckrose and Lindsay walk you through the realities, inconsistencies, and hidden dangers of critical theories—and show you the practical strategies for offering something better.

These are no right-wing warriors. Both are self-described left-leaning liberals sounding the alarm about the dangers of political and social activism.

The question is: Will we listen?

This webinar was recorded October 10, 2020.

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