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Sep 25, 2023

#397 – Greg Lukianoff: Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Censorship & Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff is a free speech advocate, first-amendment attorney, president of FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and co-author of The Coddling of ...  the American Mind and a new book The Canceling of the American Mind.


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EPISODE LINKS:

Greg's Twitter: https://twitter.com/glukianoff

Greg's Instagram: https://instagram.com/glukianoff

FIRE: https://thefire.org/

FIRE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFIREorg

*** Greg's Books ***

The Canceling of the American Mind: https://amzn.to/464yasg

The Coddling of the American Mind: https://amzn.to/3EL48hj

Freedom from Speech: https://amzn.to/3rhrdVN

Unlearning Liberty: https://amzn.to/3rlFnoN

*** Books Mentioned ***

The Closing of the American Mind: https://amzn.to/4638KuX

The Origins of Political Order: https://amzn.to/464zkE8

So You've Been Publicly Shamed: https://amzn.to/48nm1Af

Racial Paranoia: https://amzn.to/3RzyY3U

Why Buddhism Is True: https://amzn.to/3t4R5Vk

Speaking Freely: https://amzn.to/3Zr64oG


Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/greg-lukianoff-transcript

FIRE

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression's mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought - the most essential qualities of liberty. FIRE educates Americans about the importance of these inalienable rights, promotes a culture of respect for these rights, and provides the means to preserve them.
The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

The Canceling of the American Mind: Cancel Culture Undermines Trust and Threatens Us All―But There Is a Solution

Cancel culture is a new phenomenon, and The Canceling of the American Mind is the first book to codify it and survey its effects. From the team that brought you the bestselling Coddling of the American Mind comes hard data and research on what cancel culture is and how it works, along with hundreds of new examples showing the left and the right both working to silence their enemies.
Amazon

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen?
Amazon

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues.
Amazon

The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students

In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal of contemporary America that “hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy” (The New York Times) and has not only been vindicated, but has also become more urgent today. In clear, spirited prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of contemporary America are part of a larger intellectual crisis: the result of a dangerous narrowing of curiosity and exploration by the university elites.
Amazon

The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students

In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal of contemporary America that “hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy” (The New York Times) and has not only been vindicated, but has also become more urgent today. In clear, spirited prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of contemporary America are part of a larger intellectual crisis: the result of a dangerous narrowing of curiosity and exploration by the university elites.
Amazon