David Gornoski sits down with Geoffrey Shullenberger of the Outsider Theory podcast in this latest THINGS HIDDEN conversation. The two look at pandemic politics, the scapegoating of Trump, and cancel culture through the anthropological lens of Rene Girard. How does Girard’s paradoxical approach to religion undermine modern-day academia? Are we living in the most Girardian time during this pandemic? How can we decipher the news media’s mythmaking in real-time with the help of Girard’s anthropology?
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