Episode 18: Helen Pluckrose & woke culture's spell on civil society
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Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with writer Helen Pluckrose about critical social justice ideology, what it is, and what to do about it.

Helen is a liberal, secular humanist writer and cultural commentator. She is the editor-in-chief of Areo Magazine, a broadly liberal humanist digital magazine that focuses on current affairs, politics, culture, science, and art. She is also the founder of Counterweight, an organization that helps individuals resist the imposition of Critical Social Justice on their workplace, university, or children's school. She is co-author, with James Lindsay, of the bestselling book, Cynical Theories.

Jeremy and Helen dive into the theory of critical social justice and how it is reshaping our cultural consciousness and its connection to woke power systems. Helen dissects a postmodernist view of relativism and the movement toward secular moralism. This provocative conversation is full of insights into various aspects of society, from Helen's concerns for American totalitarianism to race, feminism, sexual identity, religion, and much more.

You'll also hear from American Philanthropic senior managing consultant Eric Streiff. Eric chats with Jeremy about digital marketing for nonprofit organizations. He offers insights on the type of content that’s most helpful for nonprofit audiences and how to discover the “why” for your nonprofit’s social media.  

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