All over the Western world, speakers who hold unpopular views that is, views unpopular with the Left are being told that they cannot speak. Sometimes they are dismissed by the companies for which they work. Sometimes their articles are accepted by newspapers but then returned because of some journalists on the paper object. Sometimes they are physically attacked and injured. There’s been a reluctance to accept that these things are happening, but they are. That’s why we’ve brought together this group of distinguished academics, journalists, and artists from several countries to discuss this disturbing new trend.
In Part Five, we feature Dr. James Lindsay. An American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science, and postmodern theory. He is the founder of New Discourses and currently promoting his new book "Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity- and Why This Harms Everybody.”
Respondents: Charles C. W. Cooke is a senior writer for National Review and the former editor of National Review Online. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. He is the co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast and is a regular guest on HBO's (Real Time with Bill Maher). He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Rod Dreher is a writer of non-fiction books and senior editor at The American Conservative magazine. His writing focuses on the intersections among religion, culture, and politics. Dreher has been a columnist for the New York Post, the Dallas Morning News, and National Review, among other publications. His books include three New York Times bestsellers The Benedict Option (2017) and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming (2013), and the current international bestseller Live Not By Lies as well as volumes on topics as diverse as Dan-te Alighieri, and traditional conservatism in the modern world. He lives in his native south Louisiana with his wife and children and is an Orthodox Christian.
Erik Tegnér is a French reporter and founder of the French conservative media outfit, “Livre Noir”. He is also the co-founder of the “Convention of the Right” in France, created with Mar-ion Maréchal and Eric Zemmour. He is producing a documentary about Hungary and the Orban government. This is a production of the Danube Institute and introduced by Danube Institute president, John O’Sullivan.