On this week’s show, Playbook co-author Rachael Bade talks to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy about the challenges of being a moderate Democrat in an increasingly left-leaning House.
LOL Goliath feels threatened by David.
The publishing platform’s founders want Substack to be an “alternate universe on the internet.” But it faces copycat rivals, an exodus by writers and a need to move beyond newsletters.
Last night a friend told me he’s planning to vote yes on the Chesa Boudin recall so that Republicans can’t use “soft on crime” as a rallying cry in the next election. San Francisco, are we becoming a bellwether?
Shadi and Damir talk about how racism, virtue signaling, the fundamental illegitimacy of the Chinese state, and how both consensus and irreconcilability can be fatal for democracy.
Source: The Weaponization of Wokeness
Damir and Shadi return to a familiar topic, but this time with a twist. Damir manages to sound like an optimist. He argues that the fad of wokeness will collapse under the weight of its own contradictions, while Shadi thinks it’s probably too late. They also discuss whether justice is possible without God, the rather odd fact that Shadi’s first academic article was on feminist theory, why white parents seem nonplussed about schools indoctrinating their kids, and whether a rising crime wave will undermine the woke revolution.
Source: Nice Woke Parents
It used to be called “political correctness.” It had its heyday in the 1990s, then it went underground. While we weren’t paying attention, an entire architecture of speech restrictions was being built on campuses across the country. Greg Lukianoff, CEO of FIRE and co-author of the bestselling The Coddling of the American Mind, joins us to discuss what he calls the “second great age of political correctness.” When people say cancel culture isn’t real, are they arguing in good faith? One part of the story is the lack of diversity in American universities—in disciplines like anthropology, the ratio of liberal to conservative professors is 42 to 1. If we care so much about diversity, why don’t we seem to care viewpoint diversity?