Critical theory admits it is full of shit

An article in the NYT was recently put up, arguing that Trump has stolen the techniques of critical theory (although the article wrongly considers critical theory to be a valid part of philosophy).

The point I want to focus upon is the following quote.

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This requires little commentary. A critical theorist is admitting that the point of critical theory is to ‘dress up useful lies… stir up confusion about the veracity of settled knowledge and, through sheer assertion, elevate belief to the status of truth.’

I could not agree more. Critical theory is bullshitting, promoted to the status of an academic subject.

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