Famous author and podcaster Bret Easton Ellis joined The UnHerd Club to talk Gen X vs. millennials, Kanye, wokeness, and more.
Some interesting excerpts:
- “Mamet and Houellebecq understand our moment better than anybody; they see through the hypocrisy, what they call the “authoritarian liberalism” that has been infecting Europe as well as the United States. They locate it, they decimate it.”
- “I think part of the reason why Gen X is the most conservative of the generations — much more than boomers, much more than millennials — is that we had the most freedom. We looked to be shocked. We wanted to be offended. We loved dirty jokes. We loved music.”
- “Today the world has to be childproof: everyone is walking on eggshells.”
Read the full transcript below.