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Have you ever heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you ever learn that you just shouldn't follow yoga or cook dinner Chinese language meals? Are you confused by these concepts and marvel how they’ve managed to problem so shortly the very logic of Western society? On this probing and intrepid quantity, Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay doc the evolution of this dogma, from its coarse origins in French postmodernism to its refinement inside activist tutorial fields. As Pluckrose and Lindsay warn, the unchecked proliferation of those anti-Enlightenment beliefs presents a menace not solely to liberal democracy but in addition to modernity itself. Solely by a correct understanding of the evolution of those concepts can those that worth science, purpose, and constantly liberal ethics efficiently problem this harmful and authoritarian orthodoxy.