New Discourses has a Center bias.
AllSides provided this initial bias rating following a June 2020 independent review by an AllSides editor. The editor found New Discourses does not engage in the common Types of Media bias — the editor noted the absence of spin, sensationalism, flawed logic, bias by omission, and other types of bias.
New Discourses may be on the border of Center and Lean Right, as bias is in the eye of the beholder and largely subjective. If you are on the social justice left, you would likely view New Discourses as being on the right; if you are on the right, in the center, or are on the left but reject identity politics/social justice theory, you would likely view it as Center. This is because New Discourses investigates and largely rejects modern social justice ideologies, political correctness, and identity politics, which is typically associated with the American left. However, our editor found New Discourses explores issues related to the U.S. culture war from an objective, balanced, and neutral lens. New Discourses provides an objective and balanced assessment of postmodernism and critical race theory, taking both sides into account. Because some on the American left also reject postmodern critical race theory, and because New Discourses gives adequate space to and explores arguments and concerns on both sides in a balanced and thorough manner, and because New Discourses does not employ common types of media bias, we give New Discourses a Center rating.
According to its article tags, topics on New Discourses include critical race theory, antiracism, academia, grievance studies, gender, liberalism, postmodernism, religion, social justice, and wokeness.
About New Discourses
New Discourses describes itself as a place for the "politically homeless," and is committed to producing "high-quality material that can get you up to speed on what’s going on with our present discourses so we can have new ones."
New Discourses describes itself on its About page the following way:
We like to think of this place as a home for the politically homeless, especially for those who feel like they’ve been displaced from their political homes because of the movement sometimes called “Critical Social Justice” and the myriad negative effects it has had on our political environments, both on the left and on the right. If that’s you, welcome, and make yourself at home.
New Discourses is, by design, meant to be apolitical in the usual sense. That means it is not interested in conservative, progressive, left, right, center, or any other particular political stances. It is, in this regard, only broadly liberal in the philosophical and ethical stance. In that case, whether you’re a progressive left-liberal or a conservative right-liberal, traditional or classical in any case, you’re likely to find what we’re doing refreshing. (And if you don’t, we can talk about it! That’s the point!)
New Discourses was founded by James Lindsay, an American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator.