As much as they derail it, almost all modern GOP rhetoric is postmodernist, or rather a parody of postmodernism. When I listen to Trump and Giuliani I can’t help but think, “this is an SNL send-up of what people mistakenly think of when they think of postmodernism.” As to science, postmodernism is hardly irrelevant, since much of postmodernism is a response to the philosophical puzzles presented by quantum science, perhaps, most importantly, the recognition that observation affects experimental results. The interconnection between theory and reader is one of the defining tenets of postmodernist thought.

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