Ross Barkan, proprietor of the best newsletter on New York politics, returns to discuss whether Knicks owner James Dolan might go down in flames. But before we get to that, he has a bone to pick with certain anti woke intellectuals. This conversation includes, but is not limited to:
The battle of ideas between Matt Yglesias vs. Wesley Yang
Ross’ critique of Yang’s recent focus
Can both Yglesias and Yang feel validated by history?
The Wokes, the Anti Wokes, and the Anti Anti Wokes, plus how nobody defines themselves as such
On how the cultural focus on Covid is fading out
Has James Dolan finally messed with the wrong crowd?
Dolan’s completely insane media tour