May 19 • 51M

Maoism with American Characteristics

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 117

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Intersectionality is a Woke standard, but what is it? Where does it come from? The history of the concept isn't that hard to trace, and where it leads us is back to some of the worst regimes in history. Kim Crenshaw tends to be credited with Intersectionality, but she got it from the radicals in the Combahee River Collective. They put the idea together, in their turn, from the advocacy and activism of Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse was copying Mao, who was completing ideas laid down by Stalin for completing the perfect Soviet Union. In this provocative episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay reads and expands upon his recent essay, summarizing his remarks given at Northwestern University at the start of May 2023 explaining the Maoist nature of Woke intersectionality. He also delivers a powerful warning to the Woke youth who have taken up with the movement.

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