Ross Douthat: BLM protests and the Decadent Society
The New York Times columnist talks to Freddie Sayers about the protests, Trump and the politics of Covid-19
Freddie Sayers talks to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat about his new book The Decadent Society, the religious aspect of antiracism protests, Obama and Trump, and whether lockdowns are a symptom of — or cure for — the decadent West.
Hold on to your hats, we hit some big topics in this half hour! Hope you enjoy.
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You can listen to the podcast version of the discussion here.
There was something decidedly odd and undemocratic early in the interview. Street activity (protest) was polarised against and favoured over on-line activity without any thought for or even mention of politics as discourse.
Goodness me, my first visit to the site, and an interview that is adult, grown up and informative. I feel lifted, thank you
Decadence = Top of the Food Chain = The only place to be.
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