Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie tackle a suddenly-pervasive topic: critical race theory. Plus, tune in for the fine details of a debate brewing within the Libertarian Party (L.P.). All that and more on this Monday's Reason Roundtable.
Discussed in the show:
1:54: Some condolences are in order.
7:46: Breakdown and assessment of why critical race theory dominates headlines.
35:31: Weekly Listener Question: What are your thoughts on the ongoing civil war within the L.P. between pragmatists and the Mises Caucus, following the crackup at the New Hampshire L.P. and the resulting fallout? Do you think a Mises Caucus–led L.P. would bring new voters into the party or just alienate everyone who isn't an edgelord?
50:21: Media recommendations for the week.
This week's links:
- "Getting the State Out of Marriage," by Steven Horwitz and Sarah Skwire
- "The Critical Race Theory Debate Wouldn't Matter if We Had More School Choice," by J.D. Tuccille
- "Battle Over Critical Race Theory," by Christopher F. Rufo
- "13 important points in the campus & K-12 'critical race theory' debate," by Greg Lukianoff, Adam Goldstein, Bonnie Snyder, and Ryne Weiss
- "Wesley Yang: Woke Protests Against 'White Supremacism' May Be the New Normal" (podcast)
- "Inside the Battle Over the Soul of the Libertarian Party," by Brian Doherty
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