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Cancel Culture, Trump & How I Lost Trust In The Media | Bret Easton Ellis | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Cancel Culture, Trump & How I Lost Trust In The Media | Bret Easton Ellis | POLITICS | Rubin Report

– My moment was the headline of the New York Times after, I guess it was the first or second Republican debate where Trump had gone on CNN and talked about how Megyn Kelly was bleeding through her eyes– – I think it was the first– – Whatever, okay. – I think it was the first, yeah. – And I thought, okay, well, whatever, but it was the top headline at the top of the New York Times. And I…

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Revealing Titania McGrath & UK Thoughtcrime Enforcement | Andrew Doyle | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Revealing Titania McGrath & UK Thoughtcrime Enforcement | Andrew Doyle | POLITICS | Rubin Report

– I sent a tweet, it was last November I think, about, you know the film “Mary Poppins.” – Right. – So “Mary Poppins,” Julie Andrews. – I’ve seen it once or twice. – You’ve seen it, right. So she ends up covered with chimney soot on her face. So Titania tweeted saying this was blackface, and there was a picture of Julie Andrews with chimney soot. This is blackface, it’s disgusting. And then five months later, the “New York…

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Identity Politics Must Come to an End | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Identity Politics Must Come to an End | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

One of the themes we consistently talk about here at The Rubin Report is why it is important to judge people as individuals and not as a collective. You as an individual are much more than your immutable characteristics, be it your skin color, religion or sexuality. To judge you on those characteristics is actually what the essence prejudice really is. Prejudice, of course, means to pre-judge, so if you look at a Black person, or a Muslim person, or…

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Free Thoughts, Ep. 181: Stuck in Political Nostalgia (with Yuval Levin)

Free Thoughts, Ep. 181: Stuck in Political Nostalgia (with Yuval Levin)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts, I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs. He is the author of four books, his latest is Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, welcome to Free Thoughts, Yuval. Yuval Levin: Thanks very much for having me. Trevor Burrus: You say that America is stuck in nostalgia of baby boomers. That’s one of our problems or maybe…

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Freedom on Trial

Freedom on Trial

Newscaster: It’s been one year since the new national minimum wage law went into effect, and lawmakers are claiming that it’s been a success. The law forces businesses across the country to increase worker pay, but critics claim the new rules and … Police Officer #1: You the owner? Mr. Philip Carvel? Philip: Yes. Police Officer #1: We have a warrant for your arrest. Philip: There must be some mistake. For what? Police Officer #2: For violation of the Fair…

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Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 3: The Liberal and Marxist Theories of History

Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 3: The Liberal and Marxist Theories of History

Anthony Comegna: When we think about what exactly causes change over time, we can obviously have a couple different answers. Some people like to say that things are basically random. Other people say, “Well, no. There really are no random events when it comes to the social sciences.” The more, let’s say, Austrian approach to a discipline like history would be to say that all actions are, in some sense at least, purposeful. [00:00:30] This is Liberty Chronicles, a project…

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“I was kind of a ‘Joan Baez Marxist.'” – Deirdre McCloskey

“I was kind of a ‘Joan Baez Marxist.'” – Deirdre McCloskey

MCCLOSKEY: “A tiny bit simple-minded, I have to say.” POWELL: “How did you change your mind?” MCCLOSKEY: “Well, very slowly. I was at Harvard College. Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn and I, in say 1960—we’re about the same age—we all had the same opinion: capitalism is the problem, let’s have a revolution. The problem is that those two guys haven’t changed their opinion. I’ve changed my opinion on lots of things, including my gender.”

Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [CLIP]

Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [CLIP]

What does Marxism and Marxian political economy in particular, what is it offer to a society like ours today, what, why is this something you study, you teach, your students want to learn, what’s going on with Marxism? Beginnings are very important to Marx, so where one begins, sets up an awful lot of what you were able to see from that vantage point, and I, in recent years, like to begin my discussions of Marxism by quoting a statement…

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