Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)
Episode 56

31: Intellectual Diversity w/John Tangney | Nationalism, Global Liberalism, the Alt-Right, and the New Left

Kirk Meighoo published on

This week's episode of Independent Thought and Freedom is a conversation that I had with John Tangney in December 2018 on his great Intellectual Diversity podcast.

Topics covered:
- the West Indian nationalism of the New World group, whose tradition I follow and was mentored in
- why I am sympathetic to nationalists and the alt right in the US and Europe
- The stark differences between studying Development Studies at the University of Toronto and at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica
- the hypocrisy of the left on anti-racism, white privilege, and "protecting minorities"
- the links between International Development and Christian Missionary work
- the hypocrisy of immigrants who have contempt for their new homes, yet don't want to return to their "Sh*thole countries"
- the alliance of multinational corporations and the identitarian left / SJWs
- Were European nationalisms more violent than nationalisms elsewhere?
- the unnatural-ness of classical liberalism
- the link between liberalism and imperialism
- "The Closing of the American Mind" and the importance of the Soul
- the pros and cons of liberalism and of traditionalism / conservatism
- how the liberal bias in university education 
- a discussion of Irish Nationalism in the Republic vs. Northern Ireland
- my objections to the use of the term "brown" as an ethnic marker, because it kills previous, historical ethnicity
- my preference for small-scale vs. large-scale societies
- why I support the alt right and limitations on migration
- does liberalism really promote diversity, or does it actually suppress particular groups?

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