Author Information: Adam Riggio, Independent Scholar and Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Riggio, Adam. “Can We Redeem Academia’s Worst Contempt?”  Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, no. 4 (2016): 13-21.
Please refer to:
- Peter Dreier. “Academic Drivel Report: Confessing my Sins and Exposing my Academic Hoax.” The American Prospect. February 22, 2016
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Present Conflict, Future Sorrows
The mid-2010s will be remembered as the years when the last sanities of the West finally fell apart. The phrase is a poetry of hyperbole, but as a sweeping generalization sadly accurate. Criticism in wider culture had lost its purpose of progressive, reformist improvement. Everything short of perfection became grounds for denunciation. And with so many different visions of perfection, no one could survive without terrible wounds.
But I don’t blame the internet. It still holds so much promise. As does humanity, as we shall see. Continue Reading…