It's our last episode on campus protests and political correctness for a while, we promise! But it's a fun one. David and Tamler welcome two guests on the opposite side of the debate spectrum. Recent Yale Alum, cognitive scientist, freelance writer, (and writer of novel-length emails) Vlad Chituc joins both of us to defend the Yale protests, provide some context, and explain why the good people at FIRE are hypocritical about free expression. In the middle segment, Tamler talks with his notorious stepmother and "factual feminist" Christina Hoff Sommers (author of "Who Stole Feminism?" and "The War Against Boys"). They argue over whether the new political correctness poses a serious threat to campus climate, whether it is even "new," and over whether one is obligated to smoke weed on Joe Rogan's podcast. Plus, Tamler gets all huffy about the panic over terrorism, and we read some email responses to VBW Episode 78 ("Wizards Uprising"). Oh, and we have a recording a date set for the Mr. Robot episode!
Vlad Chituc [vladchituc.com]
Christina Hoff Sommers [aei.org]
"Fear in the Air, Americans Look Over Their Shoulders" [nytimes.com]
The Coddling of the American Mind [theatlantic.com]
Who Stole Feminism by Christina H. Sommers [amazon.com affiliate link]
The War Against Boys by Christina H. Sommers [amazon.com affiliate link]Support Very Bad Wizards