Critical theory in the service of authoritarianism

Just saw this wonderful tweet from Chris Buckley. Dang, wish I had said that! But seriously: using the language of critical theory in the service of authoritarianism is a big thing in Chinese academic circles now. Kind of ironic how the desire to free one’s self from the shackles of conventional thinking ends up in a pathetic parroting of the language of the latest trendy Western theories.

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