'i Find That Offensive!'
ISBN10: 1849549818 ISBN13: 9781849549813 Publisher: Biteback Pub Published: Feb 21 2017 Pages: 179 Weight: 0.52lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 4.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
When you hear that now ubiquitous phrase "I find that offensive," you know you're being told to shut up. Social discourse is now dominated by competitive offence-claiming. But how did we become so thin-skinned? This book blames three culprits: official multiculturalism's relativistic conflation of tolerance with positive "recognition," narcissistic identity politics, and finally therapeutic educational interventions such as anti-bullying campaigns.
Claire Fox is a British libertarian writer. She is the founder of the Institute of Ideas think tank and a broadcaster and social commentator, appearing regularly on BBC television and radio.