Nov 30, 2022 • 1HR 17M

Where did wokeness come from?

A discussion with Eric Kaufmann

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In this podcast, I discuss wokeness with Eric Kaufmann. He is a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, a senior fellow at the thinktank Policy Exchange, and the author of books such as Whiteshift and Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? You can find him on Twitter.

We cover the following issues: whether ‘wokeness’ is a better term than ‘cultural socialism’; whether cancel culture is really that new; whether wokeness is a bootlegger-baptist coalition; whether Britain is different from the rest of Europe; and whether woke activism is here to stay.

Image: Marcia Fudge, Stay Woke Vote T-shirt, 2018


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