Dave Rubin, a comedian and now video podcast host, produces some of the best interviews around, and you should keep abreast of his YouTube channel, “The Rubin Report.” His secular-themed show gets some of the most interesting guests around, and Rubin is a thorough and often combative (but always affable) interviewer. In his latest segment, only eleven minutes long, he talks to Stephen Fry about political correctness. (Fry objects to being interviewed for longer than that.) The take-home message, to quote Fry, is “one fears that the advances of the Enlightenment are being systematically and deliberately pushed back.” He also points out that the most rational countries of the world are those that have kings and queens: constitutional monarchies like Sweden and Denmark (they’re also the most atheistic, even though many have state religions). Curiously, he doesn’t explain these empirical observations.
The conversation then turns to what Rubin calls the Regressive Left.
I love Fry’s…
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