The woke discourse today is confusing because it appeals to emotions traditional to the Left: empathy for the marginalised, indignation at the plight of the oppressed, and determination that historical wrongs can be righted. Those emotions, however, are derailed by a range of theoretical assumptions — usually expressed as self-evident truths — that ultimately undermine them.
Philosopher Susan Neiman joined UnHerd’s Flo Read to discuss the true meaning of the term “woke”. Watch the full video above.
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