So, in rank defiance of our recent promise to ‘get back to the nazis’ instead we continue our James Lindsay coverage. (What… me? Irony? How dare you?) This time, Daniel patiently walks a distracted, slightly hyperactive, and increasingly incredulous Jack through the infamous ‘Grievance Studies Hoax’ (AKA ‘Sokal Squared’) in which Lindsay and colleagues Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian tried (and then claimed) to prove something or other about modern Humanities academia by submitting a load of stupid fake papers to various feminist and fat studies journals. As Daniel reveals, the episode was an orgy of dishonesty and tactical point-missing that actually proved the opposite of what the team of snickering tricksters thought they were proving. Sadly, however, because we live in Hell, the trio have only raised their profiles as a result. A particular highlight of the episode is Lindsay revealing his staggering ignorance when ‘responding’ to criticism.
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James Lindsay, New Discourses, “Why You Can Be Transgender But Not Transracial.”” https://newdiscourses.com/2021/06/why-you-can-be-transgender-but-not-transracial/
James Lindsay has a day job, apparently. “Maryville man walks path of healing and combat.” https://www.thedailytimes.com/news/maryville-man-walks-path-of-healing-and-combat/article_5ea3c0ca-2e98-5283-9e59-06861b8588cb.html
Areo Magazine, Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship. https://areomagazine.com/2018/10/02/academic-grievance-studies-and-the-corruption-of-scholarship/
Full listing of Grievance Studies Papers and Reviews. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19tBy_fVlYIHTxxjuVMFxh4pqLHM_en18
‘Mein Kampf’ and the ‘Feminazis’: What Three Academics’ Hitler Hoax Really Reveals About ‘Wokeness’. https://web.archive.org/web/20210328112901/https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-hitler-hoax-academic-wokeness-culture-war-1.9629759
“First and foremost, the source material. The chapter the hoaxers chose, not by coincidence, one of the least ideological and racist parts of Hitler’s book. Chapter 12, probably written in April/May 1925, deals with how the newly refounded NSDAP should rebuild as a party and amplify its program.
“According to their own account, the writers took parts of the chapter and inserted feminist “buzzwords”; they “significantly changed” the “original wording and intent” of the text to make the paper “publishable and about feminism.” An observant reader might ask: what could possibly remain of any Nazi content after that? But no one in the media, apparently, did.”
New Discourses, “There Is No Good Part of Hitler’s Mein Kampf” https://newdiscourses.com/2021/03/there-is-no-good-part-of-hitlers-mein-kampf/
On this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James Lindsay, who helped to write the paper and perpetrate the Grievance Studies Affair, talks about the project and the creation of this particular paper at unprecedented length and in unprecedented detail, revealing Nilssen not to know what he’s talking about. If you have ever wondered about what the backstory of the creation of the “Feminist Mein Kampf” paper really was, including why its authors did it, you won’t want to miss this long-form discussion and rare response to yet another underinformed critic of Lindsay, Boghossian, and Pluckrose’s work.
The Grieveance Studies Affair Revealed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1k
Reviewer 1 Comments on Dog Park Paper
“page 9 – the human subjects are afforded anonymity and not asked about income, etc for ethical reasons.…