Rebranding Social Criticism as Critical Thinking
By Robert E. Martin
This article appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of The Independent Review
Many classes in critical thinking are a brand of social criticism that rejects traditional Western critical thinking. Like pirates sailing under a false flag, the rebranding has given advocates of social criticism something they could not otherwise have obtainedthe ability to teach that capitalism is evil and that their opponents, who try to distinguish between good and bad ideas, are intolerant. This produces students who cannot overcome habitual and emotive thinking.
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