Beyond Woke with Peter Boghossian

Peter Boghossian
Waging ideological warfare against the enemies of cognitive liberty
Created 06 Aug 2021
  • Woke in Plain English: "White Fragility"
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 0
    White Fragility. When the woke say "white fragility," what they mean is, if you deny that you are a racist, that proves that you are a racist. The idea behind white fragility is that white people have...
  • Woke Religion: A Taxonomy
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 24 9
    Michael Shellenberger and I wrote “Woke Religion: A Taxonomy” to help people understand the woke religion. I want to be crystal clear about something: bigotry and racial discrimination are real and th...
  • Woke in Plain English: "Alt right" or "Far right"
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 3
    Alt Right or Far Right. When the woke say "alt right" or "far right," what they mean is anyone who is not on the far left. Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker's phrase "the left pole" can help make thi...
  • Response to the "Woke in Plain English" Series - Thank you!
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 1
    The response to this series has been overwhelming. I’d like to thank you all for your support. If you’d like to learn more about woke ideology, I highly recommend “Cynical Theories” by Helen Pluckrose...
  • Call for Words for "Woke in Plain English"
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Call for words. I hope you’re enjoying this series which translates words from “Wokish” into everyday, ordinary, plain language. If you have suggestions for more words, please contact me at my website...
  • Woke in Plain English: "Unhoused" or "Houseless"
    03 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 8
    Unhoused (or sometimes) Houseless. “Unhoused” means having no house. If you’re older, like me, you probably remember people living on the streets being referred to as “bums.” The word “bum” means thes...
  • An invitation to support "Beyond Woke"
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 4
    I want to use this Substack as a vehicle to raise money for my non-profit organization, the National Progress Alliance (NPA). 100% of profits will go to NPA to fund projects like Woke in Plain English...
  • Woke in Plain English: "Minoritize"
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    Minoritize. To “minoritize” means to turn a group into a minority. If a group is minoritized, that means they have less prestige and status than dominant groups. It also means they are treated unfairl...
  • Woke in Plain English: "Discourse"
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 0
    Discourse. Discourse means things people write or talk about. But it also means how people talk about or write things. When the woke use the term “discourse,” they're using it to mean stories, often c...
  • Woke in Plain English: "Cultural Relativism"
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    Cultural relativism. Cultural relativism is the idea that there's no way to make judgments about the values, practices, or traditions of another culture. In other words, there's no God's-Eye or object...
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