Political Correctness/Totalitarian Humanism

Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

By Samuel Goldman

The American Conservative
Social media gives new muscle to German Marxist Herbert Marcuse’s arguments against free discourse.

(KP: See my article on Marcuse here.)

Marcuse family photo.  CC BY-SA 3.0. via Wikimedia Commons.

Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub:

…there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue.


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