Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Academia, Lunacy, and a Hoax

Charles J. Sykes, writing in The Weekly Standard, describes a hoax where, by adopting standard grievance industry language, the hoaxers were able to trick academic journals into publishing a variety of phony studies.

The "dog park rape culture " paper was perhaps too easy. My favorite in where the hoaxers altered an excerpt from Mein Kampf. 

It was published in a feminist journal.

[Update: More on the hoax here.]

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