Episode 71: Cathy Young


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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 71 with special guest Cathy Young. We talk about free speech, the injustice taking place in left-leaning social justice circles, authoritarianism on the right, civility, responsible use of social media, political divisions, the danger of identity politics, and the intellectual dark web. She also questions popular movements including feminism and Black Lives Matter highlighting many flaws where activism and ideology go wrong. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal to receive special perks; using referral links in the donate tab on my website; and sharing my content. Email me with your thoughts – justinvacula at gmail.com. Thanks for your support! Cathy Young -- author and public speaker -- is a columnist for Newsday and contributing editor for Reason and ArcDigital as well as a contibutor to The Jewish Daily Forward. Young was also a regular op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe from 2000 to 2007. From 1993 to 1999, she was a weekly columnist for the Detroit News. Her columns, book reviews, and feature articles have appeared in many publications including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily Beast, Time.com, The New York Observer, The American Spectator, Salon, National Review, and The New Republic. -- Support my work through Patreon and Paypal and use referral links http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content: Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/ SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/justin-vacula/stoic-philosophy Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/I4gq7yzmfr63glwfvin2kmciifq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSolutionsPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StoicSolutions Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Engage at home or on-the-go with podcast listeners and people interested in Stoicism & Philosophy in my new interactive easy-to-use Discord chat channel: http://justinvacula.com/2018/04/02/stoic-solutions-podcast-discord-chat/ Podcast music, used with permission, is from Fairyland's album 'Score to a New Beginning.' View their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Groupe.Fairyland.Officiel/ John Bartmann offered free consultation and audio edits for episodes 51-63. https://www.johnbartmann.com/ Resources: http://justinvacula.com/resources/ – Find Cathy Young on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CathyYoung63 Further reading, articles from Cathy Young: The Left-Wing Threat to Liberalism https://forward.com/opinion/381490/the-left-wing-threat-to-liberalism/?attribution=author-article-listing-17-headline The Pecking Disorder: Social Justice Warriors Gone Wild https://observer.com/2015/06/the-pecking-disorder-social-justice-warriors-gone-wild/ The Totalitarian Doctrine of 'Social Justice Warriors' https://observer.com/2016/02/the-totalitarian-doctrine-of-social-justice-warriors/

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