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Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

This classic essay was originally published at Intellectual Takeout on October 11, 2018. I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Paulus who was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person died in her village. Her neighbors almost murdered her until she fled the region. Now she works to save other women falsely accused […]

THINGS HIDDEN 27: How Rene Girard Explains Our Chaotic Times

David Gornoski is joined by University of Scranton professor Duane Armitage, author of Big Ideas for Little Philosophers. David and Duane Armitage talk about the work of Rene Girard and apply Mimetic insights to the religiosity of political correctness, the growing undifferentiation in Western society, victim narratives as a pretext for starting wars, the effects […]

Vengeance or Mercy?

In this episode, David Gornoski breaks down the vicious cycle of scapegoating evident in politics. Will Biden’s promise of canceling student loan debts solve the real problem or will it further the vicious cycle of debt? With all the talk of getting back at each other, is vengeance a practical solution? “Vengeance is like drinking […]

DC Film Series: Why Humans Love War with Bruce Fein

David Gornoski is joined by Bruce Fein, an expert constitutional lawyer. Together, the two discuss the liberty movement and what the lack of such a movement entails. Are power, self-interest, and greed only limited to the private sector? Is the separation of powers reconcilable with the desire to police the world? Bruce Fein highlights the […]

Empire of Envy, the Fall of Myth in the Digital Age

David Gornoski starts this episode by arguing against the enforcement of nanny-state laws to check the vices of citizens. He then moves our attention towards the crumbling empire of envy. How deep is the religiosity among social justice warriors? How has the digital age affected “woke” entertainment? Will the media succeed in changing history with […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Uncovering the Victims

David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, sits down with pastor Jim Fitzgerald for a groundbreaking conversation on the early years of Christianity in the Middle-East and North Africa; Rene Girard’s anthropological reading of Christianity; Christianity as the anti-myth that deconstructs the mono-myths; the “founding murder” of civilization; human desire; and more. How […]

David Gornoski on the Hypocrisy of Jennifer Aniston, Old Gods Reborn as Political Correctness

Jennifer Aniston recently remarked that it’s “irresponsible” to vote for Kanye while proclaiming her vote for Biden based on women’s rights. “How many women’s bodies were destroyed by Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria?” David Gornoski asks the actress who claims to be pro-choice. “These people,” David says, referring to the […]

State of the Media Assessment

“The right doesn’t have a robust answer to the lies behind the utopian revolutionary moment that we’re entering.” Joining David Gornoski for this episode is Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke, to discuss this phase of near-totalitarianism rising in our country. How can the media collude with a character like Joe Biden and portray him […]

The Revolt Against Differentiation and the Normalization of Violence

David Gornoski addresses the prevalent postmodern critique of traditional values such as the family, gender roles, and chivalry. “It’s a rebellion against nature, against boundaries. Differentiation becomes evil and violence becomes passé.” David argues that political correctness is not just an “idea” but also a religious movement that has, in some sense, rightly identified social […]

What is Critical Race Theory? James Lindsay, Michael Rectenwald Roundtable

Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke, and mathematician James Lindsay, author of Cynical Theories, join David Gornoski to address a certain subject that was brought up during the presidential debate by Chris Wallace, namely Critical Race Theory. What is this ideology that has crept into the universities? James Lindsay says, “this ideology that we’re up […]