In a similar manner, our radicals in the Humanities reject not only the books they once taught, but the very idea of humanity. They consider all natural features of human beings to be mere constructions, social constructs that effectively cease to exist when they have been "deconstructed." Sex becomes gender, family becomes "living arrangement," community becomes "the social." They seek to do through deconstruction what our scientists attempt in the test tube: the transformation of humanity into something wholly different.
QUOTE OF THE DAY. Patrick Deneen, in Minding the Campus.