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Compact Podcast

Oct 13, 2023

The attack on Israel causes an international incident, as parts of the American left sympathize with Hamas and the rest of the nation recoils. Sohrab Ahmari, Nina Power, and Geoff Shullenberger join Matthew Schmitz. 


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Topics Discussed In This Episode:

[00:00] Israel is attacked by Hamas

[03:09] The Crisis of Therapeutic Decolonization in Academia

[07:45] The left’s axioms and abstractions around violence and decolonization are unsustainable logically or practically.

[14:05] Does the Hamas attack and its subsequent embrace by the DSA and Black Lives Matter mark a turning back towards moderate/centrist policies by the American Political Establishment?

[20:00] What does it mean to be a good person? How do our conceptions of morality impact our politics?