As cancel culture strikes out against all things Russian—even long-dead composers—we discuss how this type of thinking can lead down a dangerous path with Professor Gary Saul Morson, an expert in Russian thought and literature, and author of a new book, “Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us.”
Next, in America Q&A we ask: Do you think it’s right to cancel or boycott anything associated with Russia over opposition to the war?
Then we look at one war topic we don’t hear much about: how life has changed for ordinary Russians. University of Chicago professor Konstantin Sonin was in Moscow when the invasion happened, and tells us first-hand how rapidly the country has shifted into Soviet-style rule.
Finally, in our second America Q&A, we ask: Should high school seniors have to pass a civics test to graduate?