Feb 14 • 1HR 10M

Cancel Cultures: Woke and Unwoke (Robert Wright & Norman Finkelstein)

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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

0:31 Norman’s new book, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It!: Heretical Thoughts on Identity Politics, Cancel Culture, and Academic Freedom
10:26 How Norman exposed a bestselling book as a hoax
18:54 The price Norman paid for taking on Alan Dershowitz
28:08 What effects has “wokeness” had on academia?
33:46 Pronouns and the perils of linguistic prescriptivism
47:43 Who's pushing identity politics on the left? And why?
57:54 A few unkind words about Bari Weiss
1:02:51 Norman: Ibram X. Kendi is a fashion statement not a scholar

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Norman Finkelstein (I Accuse!, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It!). Recorded February 7, 2023.

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