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It's funny, but basically proves nothing. Note also that they are
suggesting that "left" means post-structuralism and identity politics, what
most on this list would probably label right-wing or at least, not leftism.

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> A good read on "Others [who] said it had proved nothing beyond the bad
> faith and dishonesty of its authors." The authors of the "hoax" complain
> that they will most likely not find a position in academe because the left?
> is so dominant in U.S. higher ed humanities and social sciences. I'm
> guessing they will not have any trouble finding jobs by the right alt,
> among others, who are eager to stop the infestation of our universities by
> the ungodly study of continental philosophy that dares to question gender
> issues with theories like social construction, pomo, post-structuralism,
> and so on.
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> "But if you really take the time to read through Pluckrose, Lindsay, and
> Boghossian’s 11,650-word essay, along with the bogus papers they produced,
> you’ll find the project fails to match its headline presentation. The
> hoaxers’ sting on academia is supposed to have exposed the “sophistry” and
> “corruption” that exist across a broad array of research fields—those built
> around the “goal of problematizing aspects of culture in minute detail in
> order to attempt diagnoses of power imbalances and oppression rooted in
> identity.” The authors call these “grievance studies” and say their
> disregard for objective truth has yielded to a widespread “forgery of
> knowledge.” Yet these grandiose conclusions overstate the project’s scope
> and the extent of its success. They also serve as cover, in a way, for what
> appears to be the authors’ lurking inspiration: not their problems with the
> scholarship of grievance, but with that of gender."
>
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> https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/grievance-studies-hoax-not-academic-scandal.html
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> On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 5:22 AM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
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> > Reactions to an elaborate academic-journal hoax, dubbed "Sokal Squared"
> > by one observer, came fast and furious on Wednesday. Some scholars
> > applauded the hoax for unmasking what they called academe’s leftist,
> > victim-obsessed ideological slant and low publishing standards. Others
> > said it had proved nothing beyond the bad faith and dishonesty of its
> > authors.
> >
> > https://www.chronicle.com/article/Sokal-Squared-Is-Huge/244714
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