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Canceling Comedians While the World Burns

A Critique of the Contemporary Left

Ben Burgis


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'Ben Burgis has written a clarifying, humorous and sharp as hell wake up call for the left, and political culture at large. Read this book...'Michael Brooks, host of The Michael Brooks ShowBetween the decline of the labor movement, the aftershocks of the falls of so-called "actually existing socialism," and the long exile of even social democrats from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rather than a serious effort to achieve left-wing goals in the real world. Cancelling Comedians While the World Burns calls for a smarter, funnier, more strategic left.

Zero Books, 9781789045475, 136pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2021

About the Author

Ben Burgis is philosophy instructor at Georgia State University Perimeter College, a columnist for Jacobin Magazine and Arc Digital Media, and the co-host of the Dead Pundits Society. He also does a regular segment on The Michael Brooks Show called "the Debunk." He lives in Norcross, Georgia.