We all know that real victims — of war, genocide, mistreatment — certainly exist, but when are we seeing a “victim cult” that is focused on the past over the present, at the expense of the future? When does the victimhood narrative become debilitating and pathological?

True North’s Lindsay Shepherd is joined by public policy analyst and author Mark Milke, PhD, to discuss victim narratives, public apologies, “20-something totalitarians” who stifle speech on campus, damaging notions of “pure culture”, and success stories of groups who have overcome the victim narrative.

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Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.

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