How the Left Became the Right. With Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald

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Why is the left starting to act more like the right? To answer that question, The Backchannel is joined by two of the country's most prominent left-of-center writers: Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald. The five of us discuss how puritanical attitudes have become so prominent on the progressive left.
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Further reading:
• Matt Taibbi on the left becoming the right: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-left-is-now-the-right
• Matt Taibbi on "cancel culture": https://taibbi.substack.com/p/if-its-not-cancel-culture-what-kind
• Matt Taibbi on "White Fragility": https://taibbi.substack.com/p/on-white-fragility
• Matt Taibbi on the media: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news-media-is-destroying-itself
• Glenn Greenwald on "cancel culture": https://theintercept.com/2020/07/14/cancel-culture-martina-navratilova-documentary/
• Leighton Woodhouse on Antifa (2017): https://leightonwoodhouse.com/the-ugly-side-of-antifa/

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