Greg Lukianoff returns to talk about his new book, The Canceling of The American Mind. He and Bridget discuss people who still don’t believe cancel culture is real, people who've just realized it's real because it came for them, why America’s reliance on elite higher education is distortive to our whole society, cancel culture at its worst, how even though it claims compassion for minorities in the abstract in reality it’s quite cruel, how cancel culture destroys our faith in experts, and why there’s a sense at Harvard now that they’ve done something terribly wrong and have not created an environment where people can constructively disagree. They cover how college students are being indoctrinated in an ideology and why the idea that they'll "grow out of it" is not true, why the West is so self-loathing, the fact that a substantial number of people are no longer going to college is probably healthy for our society, why government shouldn't be able to make private companies do the policing that they themselves are not allowed to do, how rising antisemitism always seems to precede a world war, and how the secret to a successful social movement is giving people the opportunity to be cruel while feeling self-righteous.
Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.
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