DiscoverThe Portal37: Andrew Marantz - Surfing the Wake of The Woke
37: Andrew Marantz - Surfing the Wake of The Woke

37: Andrew Marantz - Surfing the Wake of The Woke

Update: 2020-07-0132
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New Yorker writer and book author Andrew Marantz and Eric became friends shortly before the 2016 election when Andrew set off to write the first profile of Eric and Geometric Unity, his theory of Physics. Coming from similar ethnic and politically progressive backgrounds they found plenty of common cause. With the rise of Trump, they then found themselves in subtly different places with Andrew more directly concerned with the rise of the Alt-right and Eric convinced that the Alt-right was likely a response to the transformation of the Democratic Party begun under Bill Clinton into a serious threat to National unity. 


In this conversation from November of 2019 in New York City, they discuss Andrew's theories of the rise of the alt-right and internet trolling as well as the research from his 2019 book Antisocial:  Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. They also explore the contradictions between traditional and woke versions of progressivism and where all of this may be leading the republic. Particularly interesting given the 2019 time of this conversation is the concern with civil unrest and revolution which was shortly to play out in the American street a few months later.  


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Comments (7)

John Gibson

great conversation. thoughtful, informed pragmatism contrasted by idealogical expedience. fantastic!

Oct 11th
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Camilo Fernandes Chateauneuf

so before 47min they were recording im a bathroom using a potato for microphone or something ?

Jul 30th
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Ross Marshall

Oat milk latte drinking carpenter here saying thanks for not dumbing down the conversation for me. What goes over my head is actually a seed for future understanding. Elitism is relative. I feel like an elite when I talk to my truck driving father-in-law. But I think Eric is right to believe that the average American is capable of understanding complex ideas. Keep up the good work.

Jul 15th
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Joseph Mccully

Really interesting conversation. I'm definitely going to listen to more.

Jul 6th
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Greta Lynne Dise

AGREE, headlines misleading.

Jul 4th
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Matthew Brimm

Andrew Marantz is a smarmy douchebag.

Jul 3rd
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37: Andrew Marantz - Surfing the Wake of The Woke

37: Andrew Marantz - Surfing the Wake of The Woke