Modern Western culture is often considered pathological because of Progressivism. Progressivism == Modern == disease. While the previous identity is true, ultimately Progressivism thrives due to deeper, nonpartisan diseases.
If you google 'curl operator' you find a precise description and plenty of handles for googling more if you need to practice how it's done.
Learning critical thinking is exactly as mechanistic and objective. However, if you google a particular method such as 'look at something from multiple perspectives,' it is obvious that the pages were not written by a critical thinker, but instead consist of fluffy virtue-signalling. Or, in the best case, virtue-signalling with complicated obfuscations.
Progressivism took root because Hajnals were already the kind to leave the field of 'critical thinking' to the politicians.