Author of the recently published book Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left .
Published in May 2021.
Canceling Comedians While the World Burns
A Critique Of The Contemporary Left
Between the decline of the labor movement, the aftershocks of the falls of so-called “actually existing socialism,” and the long exile of even social democrats from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rather than a serious effort to achieve left-wing goals in the real world. Cancelling Comedians While the World Burns calls for a smarter, funnier, more strategic left.
Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson is intended as a comprehensive critical look at all aspects of his thought, from the philosophical depths to the mundane heights. Written by four authors who each look at a different element of his thought, it shows why taking Peterson seriously doesn’t mean embracing him.
Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right-wing “logicbros”. This is a serious mistake. Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people “trust us”, the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade. In Give Them an Argument, Ben Burgis arms his reader with the essential knowledge of formal logic and informal fallacies.