Robert Fulford: A caricature of the humanities, posing as their saviour
“Retooling the Humanities makes no claim to represent all humanities professionals. The writers include no conservatives and few mainstream liberals. Most stand, at least in their imaginations, for some version of radicalism. They like the idea of their work providing criticism of society, though they seem unable to say what form this should take in future, if some version of “retooling” happens. They mention Edward Said and Michel Foucault as role models.
“Postcoloniality,” the study of colonialism as a monstrous crime (which was Said’s great theme), is their chief religious practice. They are committed to multiculturalism and they rudely brush aside anyone who holds a different opinion. (A suggestion of what it may be like to study with them.)”
Don’t send your kid to University.
The report “Retooling the Humanities” may be read here.