Episode 11: The Weaponization of Wokeness

Shadi and Damir talk about how racism, virtue signaling, the fundamental illegitimacy of the Chinese state, and how both consensus and irreconcilability can be fatal for democracy.

Reading List:
“China is the Real Sick Man of Asia” by Walter Russell Mead (https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-the-real-sick-man-of-asia-11580773677)

“Birth of the Nations” by Damir Marusic (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/birth-of-the-nations-review-of-from-peoples-into-nations-by-john-connelly)

“It’s Not About Britain. It’s About Europe” by Damir Marusic (https://www.the-american-interest.com/2020/02/11/its-not-about-britain-its-about-europe/)

“The dark side of consensus in Tunisia: Lessons from 2015-2019” by Sharan Grewal and Shadi Hamid (https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-dark-side-of-consensus-in-tunisia-lessons-from-2015-2019/)

“After Europe” by Ivan Krastev (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZYGQYKH/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)

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