On Thursday, January 28th, Michael Walsh discussed his newest book of nonfiction, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult Of Critical Theory And The Subversion Of The West at The Institute of World Politics.
Mr. Walsh primarily argued for one point in particular during his presentation: that Critical Theory has taken root in America to the detriment of personal freedom and the pursuit of truth, and that this loss is sad indeed. These represent the defining, universal characteristics of the Western tradition, and it is to everyone’s loss that they are the targets of Critical Theory, as represented by the Frankfurt School.
Michael A. Walsh is former associate editor TIME magazine, is the author of six novels and six works of nonfiction, as well as a columnist for the New York Post and a contributor to National Review and PJ Media. He was a winner of the 2004 American Book Awards for his novel, And All the Saints.