0:00 A message from Glenn

4:00 Why Clifton is planning a one-man show about Thomas Sowell

9:42 The challenge of portraying Sowell onstage

13:45 How Clifton is getting the show off the ground

19:01 The lure of acting

22:43 2020’s affect on the racial dynamics of the theater

30:40 Clifton: Top-down DEI casting edicts are “central planning for art”

40:25 The racial attitude that’s “destroying black artists,” according to Viola Davis

47:27 Why Clifton changed his position about COVID pandemic measures

1:04:29 The left’s valuation of vulnerability

1:14:21 Why Clifton’s career fell apart after 2020

1:24:56 If progressives like the COVID vaccines, why don’t they give Trump any credit?

1:29:05 The problem of the black independent thinker

Recorded April 13, 2024

Links & Reading

Clifton’s Substack, State of the Arts

Thomas Sowell’s 1983 appearance on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line

Thomas Sowell’s memoir, A Personal Odyssey

Cheryl West’s play, Before It Hits Home

Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Plays/365 Days

Donald Bogle’s book, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films

Donald Bogle’s book, Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television

The Great Barrington Declaration

Andrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology: The Science of Evil, Psychopathy, and the Origins of Totalitarianism

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  1. Steven J Davanzo Coolidge
    Steven J Davanzo
    @Steven J Davanzo

    As straight man who loves showtunes and a backer of his Sowell one man show, I look forward to the follow up episode with Mr. Duncan!

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