Glenn interviews James Lindsay, the “world’s best Woke interpreter” and author of the new book, “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody.” Despite his Ph.D. in math, Lindsay would fail a simple equation because he says our “Woke Betters” decide what is true and false and it doesn’t matter what 2+2 equals. He argues Critical Theory has become an intolerant, parasitic ideology with its own language system and reveals the moment that became his “woke breaking point.” Lindsay breaks out his social justice dictionary to teach Glenn what fake words like “responsibilize” and “medicalizing” mean and that “fascism” doesn’t mean what you think it means. An exasperated Glenn says Orwell’s “1984” novel now reads like today’s newspaper.
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