‘Sokal Squared’: Is Huge Publishing Hoax ‘Hilarious and Delightful’ or an Ugly Example of Dishonesty and Bad Faith?

“Reactions to an elaborate academic-journal hoax, dubbed ‘Sokal Squared’ by one observer, came fast and furious on Wednesday. Some scholars applauded the hoax for unmasking what they called academe’s leftist, victim-obsessed ideological slant and low publishing standards. Others said it had proved nothing beyond the bad faith and dishonesty of its authors …” (more)

[Alexander Kafka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 October]

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