FDR3597 Out of Control - Call In Show - February 15th, 2017

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Question 1. [1:44] – “I have been wondering about this for some time now. It seems that we have become much more 'segmented', and 'boxed' into little groups. This occurs in the political realm with identity politics, as well as the echo chambers we build for ourselves on social media. So my questions for you are the following: Why has the public sphere become less universal (regarding the rise of identity politics and the decline of the public intellectual)? How can 'we' re-universalize an understanding, or at least an interest in philosophy (and politics more generally)?”
Question 2: [20:50] – “I am wondering; what is the reason or mentality behind the desire of the progressive movement to divide people into subcategories? I have noticed that people that choose to divide themselves also tend to be more aggressive to anyone whom they view as opposition, regardless of that person's actual beliefs or actions. Why is this and how did this mentality come about?”
Question 3: [55:39] – “I am a 24-year-old gay man with a stable job and very little college debt. I find it hard to find someone, as many gays are very left leaning and we inevitably end up fighting about politics, or are not willing to commit to a single person. I would like to know: What does Stefan thinks gay sexual market value is? Also what advice does Stefan have for someone in my position, how many of my values should I compromise to be with someone, based on what gay sexual market value means?”
Question 4: [1:08:06] – “Do you think that my refusal to adopt the racialized world view of the US is the denial of reality or the maintenance of a healthy mindset? Is it impossible for us as humans to not place persons into categories or in-groups and out-groups, and assign value judgements to these categories, particularly in the realm of politics?”
Question 5: [2:05:48] – “Our two-year-old has out of control tantrums that have been getting worse since he was 18 months old. We have just celebrated the birth of our daughter who was born in January are trying to figure out how to handle my son's temper tantrums before I go back to work in March. I'm on maternity leave now, and my husband is a stay at home dad, but with these tantrums, we can't figure out how he will handle our son and an infant. Please help!"
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