Video Interview: Stephen Knight speaks to Andrew Doyle about 'The New Puritans'

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This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by author and comedian Andrew Doyle (@AndrewDoyle_com). Andrew discusses his latest books ‘The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured The Western World’. Andrew makes a strong case for treating the new ideology of social justice the same way we would any faith-based religion.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

0:00 Intro
0:26 Andrew working for GB News
3:29 ‘The New Puritans’. What is this ideology? How can it be a religion without a god?
7:18 Titania McGrath and the challenge of satire in the current climate
11:42 Has Twitter spilled over in to the real world?
15:39 The Salem witch trials hysteria
20:35 Jerry Sadowitz’s show being cancelled at Edinburgh fringe and the decline of mainstream comedy
30:14 Is everyone now being forced to engage in “the culture war”?
32:25 Does the issue of class and economic inequality get overlooked by ‘the new puritans’?
36:25 Does Andrew feel he has been let down by gay rights movements in the current day? And how much harm has gender ideology caused children?
41:55 The treatment and misrepresentation of JK Rowling

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