Episode 92: “Wokeness” Criticized from the Left (interview with Susan Neiman)

Brendan and Andrew welcome the noted philosopher Susan Neiman, a specialist in moral and political philosophy and the director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany, to discuss her new book, Left Is Not Woke. In this interview, Neiman separates her critique of “wokeism” from right-wing attacks on it and argues that woke ideology rejects key elements of leftist thinking, by rejecting “commitment to universalism, a firm distinction between justice and power, and a belief in the possibility of progress.” She and the co-hosts discuss the influence of woke ideology outside of academia—within the broader left—and her view that it is it hindering the fightback against rising fascism, in the US and globally.

Plus current-events segment: Fox fires Tucker Carlson after paying Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle its stolen-election defamation case. Commentary at electoral-vote.com is quoted during the discussion.

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April 28, 2023

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  1. Andrew, good show. Why don’t you and Brandon interview Norman Finkelstein
    His new book ‘I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It’ is related to this.

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