Episode 16

The Cancellations Will Continue Until Antiracism Improves


June 15th, 2020

1 hr 15 mins 21 secs

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About this Episode

The roiling tremors on the left continue, as a young progressive data analyst gets fired for... it's honestly too ridiculous to even type, but it basically involves tweeting a thing that is true. As if that weren't enough, the Poetry Foundation shows us what a truly hysterical meltdown looks like. The hosts use their intellect and savvy to try to understand the difference between two 'violent' acts: "kneeling on someone's neck until they die horrifically" and "issuing a statement that isn't quite strong enough." After the credits roll, stick around for a segment of Jesse's interview with the philosopher and leftist writer Ben Burgis, the author of "Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left."

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Extended Burgis interview - https://www.patreon.com/posts/jesse-interviews-37965667

Jonathan Chait: The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age (NY Mag) - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/case-for-liberalism-tom-cotton-new-york-times-james-bennet.html

Kyle Smith: Insanity at the Poetry Foundation (National Review) - https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/insanity-at-the-poetry-foundation/

Ben Burgis: Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left - https://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Argument-Logic-Left/dp/1789042100/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=