Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott: The Canceling of the American Mind
Cancel culture—the term and the practice—has left its mark on American culture, business, academia and society at all levels over the past few years. Was it inevitable? Is it permanent? Or is it, as authors Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott argue, a dysfunctional part of how Americans battle for power, status and dominance? They say it is just a symptom of a much larger problem: the use of cheap rhetorical tactics to "win" arguments without actually winning arguments.
Drawing on data and research on the phenomenon of cancel culture and how it works, along with many examples of how both the left and the right use it to silence their enemies, Lukianoff and Schlott have concrete steps to offer that they say can reclaim a free speech culture in every realm.
Lukianoff and Schlott, authors of the bestselling Coddling of the American Mind, return with their new book The Canceling of the American Mind. Join us to hear their description of cancel culture and their prescription for curing it.
This program is supported by the Ken & Jaclyn Broad Family Fund
and presented in collaboration with the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Classical Liberalism Initiative.
In partnership with FIRE—Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.
President, The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE); Co-author, The Canceling of the American Mind: Cancel Culture Undermines Trust and Threatens Us All – But There Is a Solution; Twitter @glukianoff
Research Fellow, ,The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE); Host, "The Lost Debate" Podcast; Columnist, New York Post; Co-author, The Canceling of the American Mind: Cancel Culture Undermines Trust and Threatens Us All – But There Is a Solution; Twitter @rikkischlott
In conversation with John Cochrane
Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution