Campus Free Speech

Robby Soave's New Book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, Hits Stores Tomorrow

Campus free speech battles. Intersectionality-fueled infighting. Cancel culture. Pre-order now!


I am pleased to announce that my new book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, will be released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. You can pre-order it here.

The book pulls together several story threads I've covered here at Reason for the past five years: growing hostility toward free speech among progressive activists; the dramatic collapse of due process rights on college campuses during the Obama years; where intersectionality comes from, and why it's tearing the left apart; the rise of cancel culture and social media mobs; the goals and tactics of groups like antifa, fourth-wave feminism, and the Democratic Socialists of America; and the emergence of the alt-right, a movement committed to white nationalism and identity politics.

The New York Post surveyed my book (and interviewed me) for the Saturday edition, warning that "the Zillennials—leftist millennial and Generation Z activists—continue to fuel the anti-Trump resistance. And they just might get him re-elected in 2020."

An excerpt from Chapter One of my book is available here, and in the July 2019 issue of Reason.

I also sat down with Reason's Zach Weissmueller to talk about the book. You can watch that here:

Last week, I appeared on the Rubin Report with Dave Rubin. That video is here:

You can also catch me on Kennedy's show here, and Tucker Carlson's show here.