Keith Windschuttle is the author of the fascinating book The Killing of History: How a Discipline is being murdered by Literary Critics and Social Theorists (1994) and an insightful critique of Foucault’s history (Windschuttle 1998). I don’t agree with everything here (e.g., the introductory remarks on British imperialism), but nevertheless there are some very good points.
Also, before people spew forth ad hominem fallacies, I’ll well aware that this gentleman is a conservative. That he is a conservative, however, does not refute many of his arguments against Postmodernism here.
The real scandal here is that we do not have vast numbers of people on the left calling out Postmodernism for the nonsense it is.
Windschuttle, Keith. 1994. The Killing of History: How a Discipline is being murdered by Literary Critics and Social Theorists. Macleay Press, Sydney.
Windschuttle, K. 1998. “Foucault as Historian,” in Robert Nola (ed.). Foucault. F. Cass, London and Portland, Or. 5–35.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Keith Windschuttle on the Postmodernist Perversion of History
Posted by Lord Keynes at 2:52 AM
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It's amazing that the Post Modernists hold as much influence as they do (even if I think conservatives tend to exaggerate it a bit) given how much heat they've had to take from everybody else. Besides Slavoj Zizek who are some of the most prominent post-modernists holding the movement together at the moment?ReplyDelete