This week’s program presents edited audio of a July 13, 2021 Zoom conversation in which Mickey hosted a KPFA event with author Dan Kovalik. Kovalik spoke about his latest work, Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture. While noting censorship is a problem oft associated with the right, Kovalik also warns of specific dangers of ‘cancel culture’ and censorship on the left, and advocates instead for dialogue and tolerance of differing opinions. He argues not just for an end to cancel culture, but for a renewed focus on solidarity, compassion, and civility, all of which are required to build the mass progressive movements that we need now more than ever.
Dan Kovalik is a labor and human rights lawyer as well as a prolific author; some of his recent books
include No More War, The Plot to Scapegoat Russia, and The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela.