Apr 19th, 2019
In this episode I speak with retired NYU Professor Michael Rectenwald about his new highly acclaimed book: Springtime For Snowflakes.
We focus in on the rise of the radical PC culture in universities and society as a whole, and the current campaign of censorship that Michael has himself experienced as of late. Check out his bio below:
Michael Rectenwald was a Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University, where he taught cultural and social history as well as academic writing from 2008 to 2019. He is the author of eight books, including Springtime for Snowflakes: “Social Justice” and Its Postmodern Parentage (New English Review Press, 2018), Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Academic Writing, Real World Topics (Broadview Press, 2015), and Global Secularisms in A Post-Secular Age (De Gruyter, 2015). His academic essays have appeared in the British Journal for the History of Science, Endeavour, and the Cambridge University Press anthology George Eliot In Context, among others. Michael is a prominent spokesperson for academic freedom and free speech and an expert on the history and character of the "social justice" movement. He has published articles and essays on these topics in several periodicals and news outlets and has appeared regularly on national television, as well as on numerous radio and Internet shows. He holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master's in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.