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Links 1 through 10 of 24 by Peter Cresswell tagged Postmodernism

This is my last ramble for the year -- my bags and books are almost packed, and sun rain-drenched beaches beckon, and for one last time for this year I'll ramble through my clippings file for the week, those items I've marked up to write about but just ha

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So the idea of Maori as sound environmental stewards is not supported by the archaeological evidence. As 'sustainable' environmentalists they just weren't. So how to explain then the apparent status they now possess in the environmental movement? The reas

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"Microfascists unite! You have nothing to lose but your evidence-based science!" That's the mildly paraphrased call from three postmodernist academics who have published (in what was once a fairly reputable journal) a deconstructionist attack on reason an

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From that little-known conjunction of deconstructionist architectural theory and military strategy comes this revealing paper: Israeli Military Using Post-Structuralism as 'Operational Theory.' I'm pretty sure this is satire, but then how would you know?

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Stephen Hicks points out a review of leftist radical Todd Gitlin’s "new book on how postmodernism gutted the Left." Gitlin's book bewails that as if it's a bad thing.

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"That's inappropriate behaviour." How often do you hear that these days: "That's not appropriate," and therefore "I'm offended." Dear me. Poor thing. This is different to "That's wrong" - that would imply some sort of judgement, some sort of thought, neit

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1. What in your opinion is the single biggest issue facing the world over the next ten years? 2. Facing the West? 3. Facing New Zealand?

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I've tried telling you lot I'm neither left nor right (though you continue to put me on the 'Right' on your blogrolls). I've tried telling you that libertarians are neither Right nor Left, but 'North' (but I still hear people calling libertarians "extreme

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I'm as eager to get my teeth into Umberto Eco's latest as so many others were to get into the latest Harry Potter. Eco writes with what Jose Louis Borges calls both "algebra and fire" -- in love with learning and with language

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One leading practitioner of what I call neutron-bomb architecture (ie, architecture to kill the spirit of human beings) has been exposed by a client as a pretentious fraud. Speaking to a gathering to celebrate the completion of $15.8 million of repairs to

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