Cancel Culture w/ Moira Weigel, Nikhil Pal Singh, Patrick Blanchfield

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What is so-called cancel culture? Why has it suddenly emerged as arguably the issue in right-wing politics? How does today’s cancel culture discourse differ from the anti-PC discourse that first emerged in the early 1990s? How do we distinguish between liberal opponents of PC like Jonathan Chain and right-wing ones like Donald Trump? And then, finally, is there still a there there? Some problems with The Discourse that we should reflect upon?

Readings: Some “Politically Incorrect” Pathways Through PC by Stuart Hall

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy by Moira Weigel

The Use of Free Speech in Society by Asad Haider

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Topics: The Discourse Internet
Guests: Moira Weigel Nikhil Pal Singh Patrick Blanchfield