October 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
american history, history, libertarianism, new left, nihilism, progressivism, san francisco, woke, woke ideology, wokeness
Journalist Leighton Woodhouse joins Emmet to talk about the New Left of the 1960s and the values of the managerial class. They talk about progressive libertarianism, the difference between the old managerial order of the immediate postwar era and the post-70s era, cultural path dependency, the Port Huron statement, and more.
November 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
divinity school, gender, ibram kendi, progressivism, protestantism, race, robin d'angelo, unitarian universalism, woke, wokeism
Emmet sat down with Joseph Keegin to talk about his pice for Tablet, The High Church of Wokeism, which traces certain elements of woke ideology back to Unitarian Universalism. They talk about the unacknowledged power of divinity schools in shaping American progressivism, repairing the "broken middle," identity talk as soul talk, and much more.
October 4th, 2021 | 7 mins 46 secs
cormac mccarthy, lasch, nostalgia, progress, progressivism
Canada Mike fills in for John for the third installment of our series on Lasch's True and Only Heaven. Mike and Emmet detail Lasch's argument and consider the necessary relationship between progressive ideology and nostalgia. They talk about living in an eternal present, Cormac McCarthy as subverter of American tropes, the frontier as a "zone of innocence" and more.
August 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
chesa boudin, christopher lasch, cold war, gop, history, leftism, progress, progressivism, republican
Emmet and John begin their series on Lasch's book The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics."