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A New Leninism Is Gripping America—James Lindsay on Repressive Tolerance & Free Speech

The shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been followed by widespread censorship and de-platforming of Americans, including President Trump, with the professed goal of preventing violence. James Lindsay, co-author of the bestseller “Cynical Theories,” argues the Capitol breach has been used to implement a major power grab and “apply Leninism to the American context, using corporations as part of the toolset.” This is the “woke” movement in action, Lindsay argues. The ideology involves an inverted morality, he says, allowing it to apply double standards when it comes to political violence. In this episode, James Lindsay, founder of the New Discourses website, gives us his take on our current political moment. This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

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