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Episode 03 | The Bondage of Critical Social Justice with Helen Pluckrose

Updated: Apr 10

Helen Pluckrose

- Co-author, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender,

and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody

- Founder, Counterweight

- Editor, Areo Magazine

Helen explains the origins of Critical Social Justice Theory by tracing it back to post-modernism of the 1960s. The four core principles of postmodern thought include: 1. Skepticism about objective reality

2. Perception of language as the constructor of knowledge

3. Making of the individual

4. The role of power in all of these are present today


Pluckrose explains how the current movement has transformed into applied postmodernism, or activist postmodernism that denies those that disagree with its theories the ability to counter. She dives deep into each of the four principles and explain how they're playing out in society today.


I highly recommend Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody. Although the book is not written from a Christian worldview, it lays a very solid foundation for understanding the origin and the tangled web that supports the current mainstream narrative.


Counterweight, the organization founded by Helen, has launched in the UK and Australia, is a resource for individuals that find themselves face-to-face with Critical Social Justice (CSJ) in their workplace and provides them with the tools to navigate that situation.

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