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251. Exploring Cancel Culture

July 10, 2020

With each passing week, we hear about another story about “cancel culture.” Each case is seemingly crazier than the last. But what is “cancel culture?” At what point do we cross over from boycotts and criticism to “cancel culture?”

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 251 of the In The Tank Podcast. With each passing week, we hear about another story about “cancel culture.” Each case is seemingly crazier than the last. But what is “cancel culture?” At what point do we cross over from boycotts and criticism to “cancel culture?”

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT
Shellenberger episode. The reaction Shellenberger has gotten on Twitter, etc.

 

CANCEL CULTURE
Can we define “cancel culture?” Do we all participate in “cancel culture?” Where is the line? Etc.

Reason – Cancel Culture Is Out of Control
https://reason.com/2020/07/08/cancel-culture-is-out-of-control/

The Hill – JK Rowling, Noam Chomsky sign letter waring of ‘restriction of debate’
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/506314-jk-rowling-noam-chomsky-sign-letter-warning-of-restriction-of

Cato Institute – The Witch Hunts of the Left Revive Soviet Ghosts
https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/witch-hunts-left-revive-soviet-ghosts

 

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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