Peter Boghossian, 56, is a sensible-minded American philosopher and pedagogist. He was a philosophy professor at Portland State University for a decade. As an academic who despises faith-based fanaticism (his focus is atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism and the Socratic method), Boghossian is not only deeply appalled by wokesters but also by faith-driven Republicans and evangelicals. At the very, very least, the man embodies “parrhesia” — he isn’t cowed by the Stalinists, and has the balls to say what he truly and sensibly believes.