Re: the arrogance of postmodern mumbo jumbo

Bryant (
14 Sep 1996 19:52:16 -0600

Stephen Barnard <> wrote:
>>In May, 1996 Alan Sokal, a physicist at NYU, published a paper in
>>_Social_Text_, a leading journal of cultural studies. The title of this
>>paper was "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative
>>Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity."

I've wondered if the collapse of socialism played a role in the
development of nihilistic postmodern deconstructionism in the academic
left. Is the timing of this school's emergence right for that explanation?