On the Origins of Woke Culture

Tablet Magazine
November 20, 2020

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The woke mob has long gunned for Jordan Peterson. The latest would-be censors are weepy Random House Canada employees who want to stop the sequel to Peterson’s wildly successful 12 Rules for Life. Cockburn, writing in Spectator US, wonders why the Wokesters then seem okay with their employer publishing Hitler and Nietzsche.

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Lockdowns, Democrats and the Science

Joe Biden’s advisors claim to be following “the science” as they demand hard lockdowns while ignoring mounting evidence showing the steep costs and horrific harm caused by shutting down the economy. In City Journal, John Tierney marvels at how closely science aligns with the political interests of the Democratic Party.

Magic, Indeed

Lenka Vrablikova of Leeds University contends that the ingestion of forest mushrooms causes right-wing populism. In a competing theory, Rod Liddle in the Spectator USA proposes that populism is caused by ingesting the manifest idiocies of third-rate academics and concluding that our universities are being overrun by the clinically insane.

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