The Tevi Cut

Tevi Troy—presidential historian and all-around smart person—joins the program to talk about the mechanics of cancel culture, and what might be done to prevent it from taking hold in the future. Key to Tevi’s point is that “cancel culture is actually a distinct phenomenon from political correctness, which everyone largely disliked in the ‘90s.” They also talk about the larger culture of censorship in America before moving into the most vitally important topics of our time: Marvel vs. DC, in both their cinematic and comic book forms (Reminder: Sonny Bunch is always right), and the Snyder Cut—including methods for getting through the whole thing without falling asleep.

Show Notes:

Tevi’s page at National Affairs

Biden’s July 4 speech

Jonah: “The Treason of the Epidemiologists”

Lindsey J. Leininger and Harold Pollack: “We’re public health experts. We need to do a better job of talking to conservatives.”

Tevi: “Presidents and Public Health Crises”

Jake Sullivan and Anthony Blinken’s China summit

Tevi: “How to Defend Free Speech”

David Brooks: “Freakish Thinking”

Kindly Inquisitors, by Jonathan Rausch

Barbara Jordan’s 1992 DNC speech

Irving Kristol: “Pornography, Obscenity and the Case for Censorship”

Tevi: “The Fanny Hill Phenomenon”

The Coddling of the American Mind, by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Bari Weiss interviews Jonathan Haidt

Jonah and Bing West laugh at Tevi

Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump, by Tevi

Sonny Bunch reviews Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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