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  • Hating jews and arabs is becoming politically correct among some people.

    The effect of the "decentering" part of postmodernism is that every idea sounds equally (in)sane, and (un)worthy of respect or consideration.

    • I rather doubt this is the mechanism at work here. France had a pretty much different approach to contestation when postmodernism came out, and I don't think it had/has the same impact.

      Remember that racism is outlawed in France, even in (public) speech. That's because (to make a long argument short) political freedom is considered superior to the freedom of speech. The reason the FN wasn't forbidden (even though Le Pen was fined many times) was to avoid giving them more cred by making them look lik

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      • France had a pretty much different approach to contestation when postmodernism came out, and I don't think it had/has the same impact.

        What's contestation?

        • Looks like French to me ;-) Contestation is a general term that covers pretty much all forms of disagreement, protest, etc. This includes direct confrontation as well as just doing things differently in such a way that it challenges something else.

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          -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

      • France had a pretty much different approach to contestation when postmodernism came out, and I don't think it had/has the same impact.

        Interesting! What's France's approach to contestation (protest/opposition) been?