Richard Hanania is the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Partizan Ship and Ideology, and author of Origins of Woke. Richard shares enlightening perspectives on how pivotal moments in history, like the Civil Rights Act and the advent of technological developments, shaped the contours of the wokeness debate. We dissect the evolution of Civil Rights Law, exploring critical cases like Griggs v Duke Power Company and interpretations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that redefined the concept of potential discrimination.
We explore strategies to combat wokeness, assess its impact on the political landscape, and ponder over the power of winning elections and the role of the judiciary. Finally, we uncover the philosophical roots of Richard Hanania's libertarianism, reconciling his non-libertarian ideas and influences.
0:00 - Origins of Woke
05:41 - The Evolution of Civil Rights Law
15:39 - Standardized Testing's Impact on Hiring
22:17 - Causes and Impact of Wokeness
33:09 - Causes of the Great Awakening Exploration
43:57 - Corporations and the Origins of Wokeness
51:34 - Trans Issues, Corporations, Foreign Policy
59:21 - Strategies for Combating Wokeness in Government
1:06:02 - Analysis of Wokeness and Political Landscape
1:13:51 - Explaining the Complexity of Libertarianism