A Jewish Perspective on the Progressive Left with David L. Bernstein

Ep 313: A Jewish Perspective on the Progressive Left with David L. Bernstein

Summary – A Jewish Perspective on the Progressive Left, with David L. Bernstein 

In today’s episode, Doug Stuart discusses “woke antisemitism” with David L. Bernstein. Bernstein is the author of the book, Woke Antistemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews. Bernstein describes himself a left-of-center, civil libertarian who has concerns about the woke progressive ideology infiltrating every facet of American life. His book aims to explain “a firsthand account from a top Jewish leader about how woke ideology shuts down discourse, corrupts Jewish values, and spawns a virulent new strain of antisemitism.” This is another great conversation from a non-conservative critic of woke ideology.


Main Points of Discussion

00:00 Introduction
01:38 About David L. Bernstein
03:06 How the progressive left abandoned liberal values
05:14 Bernsteins’ approach to disagreeing with the woke left
06:50 What does it mean to be ‘woke’?
08:55 How did you come to write this book?
11:07 Marxist/Hegelian undercurrent in woke ideology?
13:05 “Jewish privilege” and the question of Jewish (so-called) “whiteness”
17:14 Whiteness as a property – not about your appearance, but your philosophy or worldview
20:07 Critical race theory taught in public schools and pedagogy to demagogy
23:11 Woke progressives in the Jewish community
26:47 The “McWhorter test”
30:52 Afraid to speak up – “double think” – encouraging people to disagree
36:16 Rebuilding the Center strategy
39:07 Closing comments


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