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Fucking Cancelled is a podcast with three aims. First, we analyze and critique a phenomenon on the left that we call the nexus: a synthesis of identitarianism, social media, and cancel culture. Second, we offer emotional, spiritual, and ethical insights into the process of rejecting and exiting the nexus. Third, we move toward a different vision for the left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility.

We are leftists who have spent many years inside the nexus. We have been too afraid to critique it and we have suffered the consequences of critiquing it. We know all too well the destructive impact the nexus has on our communities, our movements, our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and our capacity to be responsible, ethical actors. We are also recovering addicts who live our lives by a set of spiritual and ethical principles which are starkly at odds with the rules of the nexus. We offer these principles as a guiding light toward a different left.

Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for anyone who feels stifled or trapped by the authoritarian, punishing culture that dominates the left. It’s a podcast for anyone who is too afraid to say what they really think. It’s a podcast for people who have been cancelled, who are afraid of getting cancelled, or who have taken part in the cancellation of others and wondered if it was right. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for leftists who dream of a left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility, rather than coercion, authoritarianism, and punishment.

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Mar 6, 2023

In episode 43 we are honoured to be joined by Dr. Adolph Reed Jr., professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, long time organizer, and prolific scholar. We discuss the collapse of the Left in North America, the Nexus as the 'left wing of neoliberalism', race reductionism, identiarianism, and the need to work toward a politics of solidarity and class consciousness. 


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The Trouble with Disparityby Walter Benn Michaels and Adolph Reed Jr.

Disparity Ideology, Coronavirus, and the Danger of the Return of Racial Medicine by Adolph Reed Jr.

The Crisis of Labour and the Left in the United States by Mark Dudzic and Adolph Reed Jr.

Racecraft by Barbara J. Fields and Karen E. Fields

Race, Culture, and Evolution by George W. Stocking, Jr.

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein


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Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Charlotte Dora.

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