Let me begin by thanking you for agreeing to discuss this topic with me. Now more than ever, we suffer from a shortage of good faith debate across dividing lines, so I am especially grateful for the opportunity to swap arguments with you. My hope is that we will be able to come to some sort of constructive consensus on this issue by the end of our exchange, even if it eventuates in our agreeing to disagree.
The topic in question is the quality of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody, a recent book co-authored by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay.
We have each published reviews of this book —"