Social Capital vs. Social Justice

  
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It’s that time again: on this weekend Ruminant, Jonah finds himself dealing with more 2016 déjà vu, as once again the public conversation turns towards the “binary choice” between two men who have been accused of sexual assault. How did we get to a point where our standards stooped so low? Jonah has a few ideas about that, and they have to do with the cop-outs of the intellectual class and the erosion of social capital.


Show Notes:

-Linda Hirshman’s NYT op-ed

-Julien Benda’s The Treason of the Intellectuals

-Background on the formerly pseudonymous author of “The Flight 93 Election”