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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Nov 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 100 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 100 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Nov 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 99 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 99 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Oct 22

“Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.” –Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 As you can see, according to Karl Marx, Communism, true and proper, is the self-conscious solution to “the riddle of history.” Of course, in reality, where things have to work, there is no riddle of history. The “riddle of history” Marx referred to is, in fact, dialectical anthroposophy (which is a really fancy word for man-centered heretical nonsense), thus any claim upon a solution to that riddle is pure pretense and dangerous hubris. The true solution to …

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“Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.” –Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 As you can see, according to Karl Marx, Communism, true and proper, is the self-conscious solution to “the riddle of history.” Of course, in reality, where things have to work, there is no riddle of history. The …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Oct 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 96 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 96 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Oct 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 95 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 95 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Sep 22

“Learning loss” refers to educational attainment we can expect would have happened if it weren’t for something disrupting the educational process and preventing it from occurring. These days, we most often hear about it—when we’re allowed to hear about it—in the context of the disruptions imposed upon our lives and our children in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learning loss is learning that should have occurred but for failures in educational policy and practice. Substantial and unnecessary as the pandemic response learning loss has proved, there’s a far greater learning loss occurring in America today, which has American schoolchildren …

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“Learning loss” refers to educational attainment we can expect would have happened if it weren’t for something disrupting the educational process and preventing it from occurring. These days, we most often hear about it—when we’re allowed to hear about it—in the context of the disruptions imposed upon our lives and our children in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learning …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Jun 22

Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert Marcuse’s neo-Marxist Theory, whether “Repressive Tolerance,” the turn to Identity Marxism, or even the push for “sustainability” at the highest levels of global governance (for example, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset). Join James Lindsay …

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Probably the most influential Marxist thinker of the 20th century was the Critical Marxist Herbert Marcuse. His ideas were so influential that I commonly find myself saying “we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world” today. Virtually everything crazy you see going on, perhaps except in schools, thanks to Woke Marxism and its corporate partners can be traced back neatly to Herbert …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Apr 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 71 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 7 Just as we have learned here on the New Discourses Podcast that we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world today (and that’s why it’s so messed up), we also need to understand that our children all go to Paulo Freire’s schools. Therefore, we have to spend some time getting to know Paulo Freire and his approach to education, now called Critical Pedagogy or Critical Education Theory, and we need to know it deeply. To serve that goal, the New Discourses Podcast has undertaken a long series on Critical Education …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 71 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 7 Just as we have learned here on the New Discourses Podcast that we live in Herbert Marcuse’s world today (and that’s why it’s so messed up), we also need to understand that our children all go to Paulo Freire’s schools. Therefore, we have to spend some time …

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