Over the last few years, there have been a lot of white dudes who’ve taken up the task of defending the enlightenment. But for decades, women and writers of color have been offering nuanced and interesting critiques of it, pointing out that the so called “ideals” of the enlightenment were and continue to be used to justify everything from colonialism to genocide to eugenics to the subjugation of women. Are these new defenders considering these criticisms? Of course not. Jessa sits down with writer John Ganz to discuss. SUBSCRIBE to the #PublicIntellectual #Patreon page to access bonus content, merch, and more: https://www.patreon.com/publicintellectual
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