Checks and Balance: The great awokening
A loose set of once-radical ideas about identity, social justice and self-expression has leapt from university campuses to permeate politics and the press, spilling onto the streets and beginning to spread into schools. We investigate how this progressive revolution is changing America. Are business leaders using wokeness for profit? And how should liberals respond to the threat from the illiberal left?
We hear from Robin DiAngelo, best-selling author of “Nice Racism”, learn from the panic over political correctness three decades ago and speak to entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, author of “Woke, Inc”.
John Prideaux hosts with Idrees Kahloon and Jon Fasman.
Subscribers to The Economist can join John Prideaux and guests on September 9th for a live event on the future of American power 20 years after 9/11. Register at economist.com/USpower
For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/USpod
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.