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Upcoming PGR Predictions?

Philippa

61 day(s) ago

Yale's biggest liability is older faculty and Jason Stanley's crackup. I agree Brown is underrated. Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Donna

What is this "Stanley's crackup" you refer to?

Cesare,

59 day(s) ago

Yale's biggest liability is older faculty and Jason Stanley's crackup. I agree Brown is underrated. Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Donna

What is this "Stanley's crackup" you refer to?

Philippa

He had a meltdown on FB, or a series of meltdowns, I heard. I'm not friends with him. Getting called out for his narcissism wasn't a nice experience, so he made a big dramatic exit. Not going to move the PGR needle.

Albert

59 day(s) ago

Yale's biggest liability is older faculty and Jason Stanley's crackup. I agree Brown is underrated. Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Donna

What is this "Stanley's crackup" you refer to?

Philippa

He had a meltdown on FB, or a series of meltdowns, I heard. I'm not friends with him. Getting called out for his narcissism wasn't a nice experience, so he made a big dramatic exit. Not going to move the PGR needle.

Cesare,

When did this happen? What was it over?

Agostino

59 day(s) ago

Mid-2016, maybe? I don't know the content myself. Anyone?

Augustine

57 day(s) ago

I am not Donna, but I don't think "she" meant literally cracked up. I think what she mean is what everyone knows, he is an extreme narcissist, who made his reputation doing regular philosophy of language and epistemology, and now says silly shit like "Feminist philosopher is first philosophy" and writes crap like the propaganda book. So he's no more or less sane than he ever was, it's just his work sucks and he says stupid stuff in public.

Augustine

57 day(s) ago

Sorry about all those typos

Gustav

57 day(s) ago

Stanley's Propaganda book has been reviewed in Analysis, Mind, Ethics, Political Theory (the top Political Science theory journal), as well as many other journals. These reviews are all extremely positive. It has also been very positively reviewed by the lead book reviewer of The NY Times. There must be some huge conspiracy by a very wide range of diverse well-established academics as well as the mainstream media to cover up that book's supposed awfulness?

Epictetus

57 day(s) ago

Gustav=Jason.

Stanley

57 day(s) ago

Stanley's Propaganda book has been reviewed in Analysis, Mind, Ethics, Political Theory (the top Political Science theory journal), as well as many other journals. These reviews are all extremely positive. It has also been very positively reviewed by the lead book reviewer of The NY Times. There must be some huge conspiracy by a very wide range of diverse well-established academics as well as the mainstream media to cover up that book's supposed awfulness?

Gustav

But is it better than Jacques Ellul's seminal work on propaganda? Hell, does it even cite it? (I genuinely don't know--I haven't read it.)

Werner

57 day(s) ago

An elegant takedown of Stanley's book for TLS:

https://www.academia.edu/22625558/TLS_Review_of_Jason_Stanley_How_Propaganda_Works

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