#397 – Greg Lukianoff: Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Censorship & Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff is a free speech advocate, first-amendment attorney, president of FIRE – Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind and a new book The Canceling of the American Mind. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(10:49) – Cancel culture & freedom of speech
(25:21) – Left-wing vs right-wing cancel culture
(34:06) – Religion
(36:46) – College rankings by freedom of speech
(42:54) – Deplatforming
(57:29) – Whataboutism
(1:02:32) – Steelmanning
(1:10:08) – How the left argues
(1:20:48) – Diversity, equity, and inclusion
(1:32:39) – Why colleges lean left
(1:40:17) – How the right argues
(1:44:52) – Hate speech
(1:53:39) – Platforming
(2:03:10) – Social media
(2:24:17) – Depression
(2:35:48) – Hope