Extremism and Victimhood Fantasies. THE 'ART OF THINKING' Greg Scorzo with Quassim Cassam.

Episode 17,   Nov 03, 2021, 01:17 PM

In this Art of Thinking podcast, Greg Scorzo talks to philosopher Quassim Cassam about his book, “Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis”, available from amazon. Specifically, Scorzo and Cassam will be talking about the mindset of extremists, whether extremist beliefs are delusional, victimhood fantasies, the distinction between extremism and radicalism, whether extremism is time-relative, the Overton window, whether extremism can become mainstream politics, whether the contemporary left or right is more extreme, whether mainstream ideology is what wins elections or kicks you out of polite society, whether polite society marginalising certain views is evidence that polite society is extremist, whether racist views should be allowed to be expressed in polite society, and whether psychologically violent activism is extremist.
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Also listen to recorded dialogues from Greg Scorzo's debut novel 'Love Before Covid,'  - traumatic (sur)realism at it's best. An experimental and extreme collection of real-time dialogues, traversing a complex moral maze of how love is being impacted by gender politics in these polarised political times. Exploring the nature of love and drawing focus to the dark side of romance, procreation and sex, it deals unsparingly with unpredictable behaviour, abuse, depravity and forgiveness. To find out what healthy love could be, this book explores what it shouldn’t be. "Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - Carl Jung

Available from Troubador Publishing and all good bookshops.