Ep 29: Conceptual Engineering And The Death Of The English Language

7 August 2019
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Does Noel Pearson’s argument that ‘the Voice’ is based on indigeneity and not race stand up? (01:30-17:00) What are the options for conservatives seeking to combat internet mobs and academic packs bent on defaming (or downright destroying) an individual, as happened recently to Nigel Biggar and Roger Scruton? (17:00-35:00)  And does the Melbourne Institute’s latest HILDA survey really show a rise in inequality? (90:35-0:45) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Dr Bella D’Abrera and Andrew Bushnell to discuss these questions and share their culture picks, including a book on the unresolved legacy of the Vietnam War by Pulitzer Price-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen (0:45-0:49), the final cut of the classic 1979 film ‘Apocalypse Now’(0:49-0:54), a Latin American soap opera on the Liberator, Simón Bolívar (0:54-:59) and Geoffrey Blainey’s autobiography, ‘Before I Forget’ (0:59-01:03:22).

Quillette podcast with Toby Young and Nigel Biggar on how to deal with online outrage mobs


Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey


Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Statistical Report 2019


Noel Pearson’s remarks to the Key Forum, Cape York Institute, 3 August 2019


Bolivar on Netflix


Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut


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