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The Re-Education with Eli Lake
On the Re-Education, Eli Lake challenges common narratives the mainstream media and others push. From comedy to collusion, and disinformation to disarray, Eli unpacks what you know—or think you know—about the world around you. Join him weekly on the Re-Education.

On the Re-Education, Eli Lake challenges common narratives the mainstream media and others push. From comedy to collusion, and disinformation to disarray, Eli unpacks what you know—or think you know—about the world around you. Join him weekly on the Re-Education.

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Ep. 11: Guns
May 26, 2022
Lawmakers, activists, and others called for action after this week's tragic elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. With an increase in mass shootings in recent years, many wonder what can be done to prevent such horrors from happening in the first place. What is the best way forward for gun laws and gun ownership?Today on The Re-Education with Eli Lake: Guns. Featuring an interview with gun policy reporter Stephen Gutowski.
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Tyrants can only retain power when the masses cooperate with tyranny. Successful nonviolent resistance movements—from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights demonstrates to modern protests in Iran—show that taking up arms is not always necessary for, and can be antithetical to, advancing freedom. Today on The Re-Education, Eli Lake discusses nonviolent resistance with Cameron Khansarinia, policy director of the National Union for a Democratic Iran.
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Ep. 9: Russiagate
May 19, 2022
The trial of former Washington lawyer Michael Sussman began this week—highlighting how the Hillary Clinton campaign tried to gin up FBI investigations into her opponent's ties to the Kremlin. That's right—we're talking Russiagate on this episode of The Re-Education with Eli Lake. Featuring Washington Free Beacon senior investigative reporter Chuck Ross.
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What happens when we judge speech and opinions by the actions of rogues and sociopaths instead of the thinker? Eli Lake asks on this episode of The Re-Education, featuring author Batya Ungar-Sargon.
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Ep. 7: Norms
May 12, 2022
What are norms? What societal and political norms should we continue to observe today? And when is it okay to break the norms? On this episode of The Re-Education, Eli Lake talks norms with Liberties founder Leon Wieseltier.
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Ep. 6: Apologies
May 10, 2022
What would have happened to Jesse Jackson's work in racial justice movements if American Jews ostracized the activist after his anti-Semitic comments? Instead of ending the careers of those who err, what if cancel mobs sought apologies, and feuding parties made amends? Eli Lake talks apologies on this episode of The Re-Education.
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Terrible artists can be great people. And terrible people can be great artists. Modern-day pressure campaigns to cancel stars for their abhorrent behavior fail to separate the art from the artist—and pose a threat to our culture. On this episode of The Re-Education, Eli Lake considers what we stand to lose when we boycott disgraced geniuses.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a war of terror. From bombing children's hospitals to sniping innocent, fleeing civilians, Vladimir Putin has undoubtedly committed atrocious war crimes. Should Putin remain in power? And who is responsible for keeping Putin accountable? On this episode of The Re-Education, we discuss Putin's army of terror with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
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Ep. 3: Disinformation
Apr 28, 2022
What happens when the gatekeepers of information—newspapers, television, social media platforms—dictate what is true? On this episode of The Re-Education, Eli Lake talks disinformation and misinformation.
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Comedy today is under siege. The force of digital umbrage and the belief that words can be violence has made it very hard for those who tell jokes for a living. On the first installment of The Re-Education, Eli Lake examines Lenny Bruce's legacy and the new war on comedy.
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Lambasted as "elites" and "war hawks" by both the left and the right, the neoconservatives have taken the heat for many of the United States' recent foreign policy blunders—even those with near unanimous support. Who are the neocons, really, and what lessons do they have for present-day American foreign policy? Eli Lake answers these questions and more on this episode of The Re-Education.
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Apr 15, 2022
On the Re-Education, Eli Lake challenges common narratives the mainstream media and others push. From comedy to collusion, and disinformation to disarray, Eli unpacks what you know—or think you know—about the world around you. Join him weekly on the Re-Education.
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