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Ep#194 - How Christopher Hitchens Can Save The Left - Matt Johnson

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İçerik Godless Spellchecker and Stephen Knight tarafından sağlanmıştır. Bölümler, grafikler ve podcast açıklamaları dahil tüm podcast içeriği doğrudan Godless Spellchecker and Stephen Knight veya podcast platform ortağı tarafından yüklenir ve sağlanır. Birinin telif hakkıyla korunan çalışmanızı izniniz olmadan kullandığını düşünüyorsanız burada https://tr.player.fm/legal özetlenen süreci takip edebilirsiniz.

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author Matt Johnson. They will be discussing Matt’s new book ‘How Hitchens Can Save the Left: Rediscovering Fearless Liberalism in an Age of Counter-Enlightenment’.

Video Version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6a4Ccp9zhQ

0:00 Intro 0:29 Why focus on Christopher Hitchens to make the points in your book? 2:59 Why does ‘the left’ need saving? 5:55 Leaving the left for the right and Dave Rubin. 09:36 What is meant by ‘the counter-enlightenment’? 11:30 Trump and the right’s hypocrisy on free speech 14:10 Richard Seymour’s terrible book on Christopher Hitchens (‘Unhitched’) 18:36 How much did ‘The Rushdie Affair’ impact the life of Christopher Hitchens? 22:04 Has freedom of speech improved where Islam is concerned since the death of Christopher Hitchens? 25:20 Would it help for people to simply admit they are scared to criticise Islam for safety reasons? 28:57 Stephen Knight’s debate with Chris Hedges about Islam 30:28 What explains the Putin apologism from the American right? 33:34 Christopher Hitchens’s support for the invasion of Iraq 40:12 What did Christopher Hitchens think about identity politics? 45:18 What is ‘fearless liberalism’? How can it be applied? 49:16 The legacy of Jeremy Corbyn 56:34 Disappointment with Hitchens’s dislike of Sci-fi and preference for limericks over puns. 01:00:14 Sensationalist Youtube Thumbnails

Stephen Knight’s Substack: www.sknight.substack.com

Buy Matt Johnson’s Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitchens-Save-Left-Rediscovering-Counter-Enlightenment/dp/1634312341

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.

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İçerik Godless Spellchecker and Stephen Knight tarafından sağlanmıştır. Bölümler, grafikler ve podcast açıklamaları dahil tüm podcast içeriği doğrudan Godless Spellchecker and Stephen Knight veya podcast platform ortağı tarafından yüklenir ve sağlanır. Birinin telif hakkıyla korunan çalışmanızı izniniz olmadan kullandığını düşünüyorsanız burada https://tr.player.fm/legal özetlenen süreci takip edebilirsiniz.

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author Matt Johnson. They will be discussing Matt’s new book ‘How Hitchens Can Save the Left: Rediscovering Fearless Liberalism in an Age of Counter-Enlightenment’.

Video Version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6a4Ccp9zhQ

0:00 Intro 0:29 Why focus on Christopher Hitchens to make the points in your book? 2:59 Why does ‘the left’ need saving? 5:55 Leaving the left for the right and Dave Rubin. 09:36 What is meant by ‘the counter-enlightenment’? 11:30 Trump and the right’s hypocrisy on free speech 14:10 Richard Seymour’s terrible book on Christopher Hitchens (‘Unhitched’) 18:36 How much did ‘The Rushdie Affair’ impact the life of Christopher Hitchens? 22:04 Has freedom of speech improved where Islam is concerned since the death of Christopher Hitchens? 25:20 Would it help for people to simply admit they are scared to criticise Islam for safety reasons? 28:57 Stephen Knight’s debate with Chris Hedges about Islam 30:28 What explains the Putin apologism from the American right? 33:34 Christopher Hitchens’s support for the invasion of Iraq 40:12 What did Christopher Hitchens think about identity politics? 45:18 What is ‘fearless liberalism’? How can it be applied? 49:16 The legacy of Jeremy Corbyn 56:34 Disappointment with Hitchens’s dislike of Sci-fi and preference for limericks over puns. 01:00:14 Sensationalist Youtube Thumbnails

Stephen Knight’s Substack: www.sknight.substack.com

Buy Matt Johnson’s Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitchens-Save-Left-Rediscovering-Counter-Enlightenment/dp/1634312341

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.

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