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Bad News: How Woke Media Undermines Democracy

It’s interesting how the critique of totalitarian humanism, or at least components of it,  that I developed in the 2000s is now finding its way into mainstream discourse as well, and not just on the “far-right” or among ordinary conservatives, but also among centrists (James Lindsay), liberals ( Batya Ungar-Sargon), social democrats (Ben Burgis), and the far-left (Caleb Maupin).

A Program of the Antisemitism Education Initiative at UC Berkeley

Recorded November 18, 2021

Conversation between Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek, and Ethan Katz, Professor of History, UC Berkeley, as they dive into complex and controversial issues — raised by Ungar-Sargon’s new book — about American journalism and its role in shaping race, class, religion, and culture in America. Seeking to hold both the Left and the Right accountable, Batya takes issue with the “woke” media and the ways it has led the American public astray.

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