The Backchannel

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

July 29, 2020 Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse Episode 10
The Backchannel
How the Left Became the Right. With Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald
Show Notes

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/