Posts Tagged ‘leftist’

548: Logic Bros

KMO welcomes Ben Burgis, author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left to the C-Realm to talk about why so many people on the left are averse to using logic and rational argument and default to shaming and moral denunciation instead. Ben also explains why the logic bros on the right may not have all that firm a grasp on what makes a compelling argument, even if they have memorized the names of lots of informal fallacies.

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Non-wonks, when talking about politics, tend to use "liberal" and "leftist" interchangeably. If you go to the dictionary (or Wikipedia) definition of the word, most people living in contemporary democracies, including Republicans and libertarians, should count as liberals because they believe in free markets, free speech, a free press and democratic processes. But Rush Limbaugh and an army of imitators have spent their careers changing the definition of the word "liberal," and our political conversations are now hopelessly confused as a result. Leo He Zhao is determined to unmix the terms and distinguish "liberals," who want social progress under capitalism, from "leftists" who oppose capitalism.