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I Don't Speak German

Jun 3, 2021

And so, episode 88 is finally here.  And we found the best way to deal with it. 

In this episode, we welcome back the brilliant Eiynah Mohammed-Smith - of the Polite Conversations podcast - to talk about the long shadow of New Atheism.  In the process we also talk about some of the crop of IDW-criticism proliferating these days, and our issues with it.  We also talk about other things.  Rude things.  *Jack blushes*

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Show Notes:

Polite Conversations Soundcloud

Eiynah on Twitter

Eiynah’s Patreon

Friendly IDWsphere photo tweet

Video connected to those photos.

4chan hate campaign against kink at pride

Richard Dawkins wants to lovebomb Iran — with erotica

James Lindsay “Woke Jews” tweet

James Damore at Portland State (2/17/18)

  • Event hosted by Andy Ngo, introduced by Bret Weinstein. Heather Heying, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian were the panelists. Event disrupted by protestors, which made international news.

Anti-Trans Bills and the Bigoted History of “What About The Children” - SOME MORE NEWS

Eve Fairbanks, The Reasonable Rebels

Donna Minkowitz, Why Racists (And Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quellette

John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry

Wikipedia, Comparison of United States incarceration rate with other countries

  • The US incarceration rate peaked in 2008 when about 1,000 in 100,000 U.S. adults were behind bars. That’s 760 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents of all ages.[27][25] This incarceration rate was similar to the average incarceration levels in the Soviet Union during the existence of the infamous Gulag system, when the Soviet Union’s population reached 168 million, and 1.2 to 1.5 million people were in the Gulag prison camps and colonies (i.e. about 714 to 892 imprisoned per 100,000 USSR residents, according to numbers from Anne Applebaum and Steven Rosefielde).[37][38] Some of the latter Soviet Union’s yearly incarceration rates from 1934 to 1953, however, likely were the world’s historically highest for a modern age country.[39] In The New Yorker article The Caging of America (2012), Adam Gopnik writes: “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag under Stalin at its height.”[40]

Adam Gopnik, “The Caging of America”