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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jul 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 83 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 15 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous two parts, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the sixth chapter of that book, wherein we see how Freire Marxified education itself and explained the groomer “dialogical” model. The previous parts of this series, covering the earlier chapters of the book can be found here, here, here, here, and here. In this episode, …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 83 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 15 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous two parts, James Lindsay presented the ideas in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Jun 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 13 Klaus Schwab is the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, which openly seeks to remake the world and its economies into a “stakeholder” model of his own creation. In his 2022 book, The Great Narrative for a Better Future, Schwab explains that the existing “shareholder”-based social contract has expired, and it’s time for a new one. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay walks you through a few paragraphs of The Great Narrative in which Schwab details what a new social contract would entail and where it might come from. Join him to see …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 13 Klaus Schwab is the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, which openly seeks to remake the world and its economies into a “stakeholder” model of his own creation. In his 2022 book, The Great Narrative for a Better Future, Schwab explains that the existing “shareholder”-based social contract has expired, and it’s time for a new …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 99: Communism, Terrible Idea, Every Species is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot One of the more famous quips about Communism comes from the renowned biologist (entomologist, technically) E.O. Wilson. He said that it was a “great idea, wrong species,” meaning that it’s not suited to human beings and human nature. Wilson studied ants, and he clearly had in mind that the much more hive-like species he dedicated his life to understanding is more suited to Communism. He wasn’t right about that. In fact, he reproduced the key …

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OnlySubs Episode 99: Communism, Terrible Idea, Every Species is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot One of the more famous quips about Communism comes from the renowned biologist (entomologist, technically) E.O. Wilson. He said that it was a “great idea, wrong species,” meaning that it’s not suited to human beings …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Jun 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 82 Before the last year or so, two terms you wouldn’t have expected to encounter together are “drag queen” and “early childhood education,” but we’re now about three years into a full-fledged Communist revolution in the Western world, which has made it not only commonplace but shoved all in our faces. Here we are in the midst of June, “Pride Month,” 2022, and the Leftist collision of drag queens and young children has been center-stage all month long, including in schools. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the idea of using drag queens, or specifically a …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 82 Before the last year or so, two terms you wouldn’t have expected to encounter together are “drag queen” and “early childhood education,” but we’re now about three years into a full-fledged Communist revolution in the Western world, which has made it not only commonplace but shoved all in our faces. Here …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jun 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 12 Two of the most infamous figures of the 20th century are two of its most notorious Marxist dictators: Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong. Each had his own methods. Speaking broadly, Lenin’s Bolshevik approach could be considered top-down, imposed by government and its seized industries, and Mao’s “Marxism-Leninism with Chinese Characteristics” might be considered bottom-up, a youth rebellion, and inside-out, a cultural revolution ushered in by his radicalized youth. The most infamous Neo-Communist figure of the early 21st century will be Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, who has figured out how to combine …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 12 Two of the most infamous figures of the 20th century are two of its most notorious Marxist dictators: Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong. Each had his own methods. Speaking broadly, Lenin’s Bolshevik approach could be considered top-down, imposed by government and its seized industries, and Mao’s “Marxism-Leninism with Chinese Characteristics” might be considered bottom-up, a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 98: On the Sovereignty of Logos is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Sometimes here on the subscribers-only podcast (that’s James Lindsay OnlySubs), I like to get pretty deep and serious on things I’m still kind of thinking through. This is one of those episodes. I want to dive pretty deeply into the idea of why there’s almost no capacity to communicate across the divide between Marxists (Woke, especially, or otherwise) and virtually everyone else, and it comes down to something far deeper than political disagreement. There are …

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OnlySubs Episode 98: On the Sovereignty of Logos is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Sometimes here on the subscribers-only podcast (that’s James Lindsay OnlySubs), I like to get pretty deep and serious on things I’m still kind of thinking through. This is one of those episodes. I want to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Jun 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 81 Thinking Sex Series, Part 3 of 3 In the previous two episodes of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay reads through the first two thirds of Gayle Rubin’s shocking 1984 essay, “Thinking Sex,” widely regarded as the first essay in Queer Theory. In it, as Rubin’s subtitle indicates, “Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality,” she takes feminism (especially sex-negative radical feminism) to task for being insufficiently radical as a politics of sexuality. In fact, she accuses it (not entirely wrongly) of being resoundingly conservative with regard to sex …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 81 Thinking Sex Series, Part 3 of 3 In the previous two episodes of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay reads through the first two thirds of Gayle Rubin’s shocking 1984 essay, “Thinking Sex,” widely regarded as the first essay in Queer Theory. In it, as Rubin’s subtitle indicates, “Notes for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jun 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 11 One of the most common words we run into today thanks to the incredible spread of Woke Marxism is “critical.” This is because Woke Marxism comes out of the Critical Theory tradition, which is the tool of a mid-20th century Marxist project called “Critical Marxism.” We run into this term especially often in education, where the Woke Marxist objective is to use the pun on “critical” that exists between “critical thinking” and “Critical Theory” to advance their agenda under a positive-sounding cover. Luckily, they explain themselves plainly too. In this quick New Discourses Bullets summary, …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 11 One of the most common words we run into today thanks to the incredible spread of Woke Marxism is “critical.” This is because Woke Marxism comes out of the Critical Theory tradition, which is the tool of a mid-20th century Marxist project called “Critical Marxism.” We run into this term especially often in education, where …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 97: James, What Can I Do? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I have the enormous privilege of getting to travel all across these United States meeting with people and teaching them about the seemingly bizarre things going on in the world today. Invariably at almost every event in almost every city, I get asked, “What can we do?” with all the emphasis either on the “we” or on the “do.” I’ve taken to replying with a bit of a reversal: “I don’t know; what can you …

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OnlySubs Episode 97: James, What Can I Do? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot I have the enormous privilege of getting to travel all across these United States meeting with people and teaching them about the seemingly bizarre things going on in the world today. Invariably at almost every …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Jun 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 80 Thinking Sex Series, Part 2 of 3 In the previous episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay presented the first third of the first Queer Theory paper to have been written, Gayle Rubin’s shocking 1984 essay “Thinking Sex.” In this episode, he continues with a second part of Rubin’s essay in which it becomes clear that Queer Theory is all about breaking down all boundaries and categories between acceptable and unacceptable sexual behavior using explicitly Marxist-style analysis (Queer Theory is Queer Marxism). Before getting to this section of the …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 80 Thinking Sex Series, Part 2 of 3 In the previous episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay presented the first third of the first Queer Theory paper to have been written, Gayle Rubin’s shocking 1984 essay “Thinking Sex.” In this episode, he continues with a second part of Rubin’s …

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