by Daniel A. Kaufman
EA’s own David Ottlinger and I discuss the ongoing efforts to silence, de-platform, and otherwise “Cancel” Professor Kathleen Stock, of the University of Sussex for her work and activism on sex and gender related issues; the Daily Nous’s treatment of this subject; and the more general question of the capacity to speak and write publicly and freely and its role in a liberal democracy.
2:35 Intro 05:07 The (latest) defenestration of Kathleen Stock 19:19 How sincere are pro-trans rights public intellectuals? 30:10 Justin Weinberg’s essay on the Kathleen Stock incident 47:28 David: “It’s the squishy middles that are gonna kill us” 1:02::03 Dan: deplatforming people on social media is effectively censorship 1:13:06 The death of public discourse and the rise of Trump 1:22:04 How consensus crumbles 1:30:45 David: we should get rid of the harm principle
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