‘The progressive left has aligned itself not with Modernity but with postmodernism, which rejects objective truth as a fantasy dreamed up by naïve and/or arrogantly bigoted Enlightenment thinkers who underestimated the collateral consequences of Modernity’s progress.’

But surely cancel culture has emerged because the young / progressive left, do have a very strong opinion about what objective truth is. They think that each human being is a blank slate, and any life outcome that doesn't follow the demographic make-up of society is entirely due to prejudice.

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yes that's the paradox innit. I'm currently expanding this piece I did into a long essay/mini-book https://unherd.com/2021/07/the-wests-cultural-revolution-is-over/

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