Tuesday, December 13, 2022

When They Slide From Facts to Personal Truths

In the end, perhaps the deconstructionists were right; perhaps a society's emphasis on facts, data, and actual truth reflects the values of that society. Such a society values the individual, since facts are accessible to individuals and aren't the select preserve of a priestly caste. Such a society allows the possibility of consensus by appeal to verifiable facts. If facts don't matter, there can be no common polis - or there can only be a polis as dictated by those in power. And perhaps that's precisely the point.

- Ben Shapiro, If It Ain't Woke, Don't Fix It

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