I haven’t read this book but hope to do so. But if there is one thing I don’t trust it is leftist claims to overcome ‘cancel’ culture. As we have noted today in a preceding post, cancel culture is alive and well even in its critics who conveniently omit to discuss the issues of the JKF assassination, the 9/11 false flag black op, and even the more difficult question Darwinian cancel culture.
It is a safe bet I will be cancelled by Finkelstein
As I was reading Norman Finkelstein’s new book, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It!: Heretical Thoughts on Identity Politics, Cancel Culture, and Academic Freedom, I thought early on of Obama’s joke at the expense of Rahm Emanuel: “he’s one of a kind, and thank god he’s one of a kind.” Finkelstein, too, is very much one of a kind. But the analogy with Emanuel fails, because in fact one Rahm Emanuel is far too many whereas one Finkelstein is not nearly enough. We need hundreds of him. That is to say, we need hundreds of left intellectuals with the courage and intelligence to think for themselves and never sell out, to refuse to compromise—even to risk alienating fellow leftists by publicly repudiating woke culture and the more vacuous forms of identity politics in favor of an unstinting adherence to class politics. Nor would it hurt to have more writers who are as eloquent and hilarious as him.
Source: Opinion | The Inspiring Outrage of Norman Finkelstein | Common Dreams