The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt tackles the problems that emerge when attempting to talk about politics or religion. Over the years, Haidt has dedicated his life to building connections between opposing political factions. His research has led to the founding of Heterodox Academy. Here is their mission statement.
“To improve the quality of research and education in universities by increasing open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement.”See Our Story
Though written many years ago, the concepts in the book seem more relevant than ever as America goes through its cultural and political upheaval.(more…)
Recently, JK Rowling stood up against an overly aggressive group of trans-activists. The beef started after Rowlings liked a few Twitter posts deemed insensitive to those who identify as Transgender. But the cancel mob went absolutely bonkers when she did not apologize. The trigger moment happened when Rowling’s made fun of the phrase, “people who menstruate.”(more…)
The purpose of this summary is to survey the various speakers and the sources they referred to. This podcast is led by Bret Weinstein and featured Glenn C. Loury, Kmele Foster, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Chloe Valdary, John Wood Jr., John McWhorter, and Coleman Hughes.(more…)