Doug Stokes is a Professor in International Security at the University of Exeter, UK. He is a fellow at the Council on Geostrategy and Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute.
Following the killing of George Floyd in 2020, a moral panic gripped the US and UK. To atone for an alleged history of racism, statues were torn down and symbols of national identity attacked. In this wide ranging conversation today, Doug & I discuss how life has changed in the post-George Floyd era.
Some topics discussed include:
Is there an attack on the West?
Are universities to blame?
Is there a fall of objective truth?
The recent change in race relations
Why 'wokism' gets worse with a right-wing government
Is Britain a racist country?
Are the police discriminatory?
Should we have diversity quotas and equity hiring?