End of Discussion: Outrage Industry and How It Shuts Down Debate

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Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham sign their book, End of Discussion, at a Civitas Institute hosted event

End of DiscussionEnd of Discussion. That’s the name of the book written by Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham, which delves into the outrage industry and how it has weaponized political correctness and as a result is chilling free speech.

The full title of the book is actually, End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

Yesterday in Raleigh, the Benson and Ham gave a talk about their book and the issues it covers at an event hosted by conservative think tank, the Civitas Institute.

American Lens was on the ground to hear what they had to say about topics ranging from safe spaces on college campuses to the everyday citizen or business demonized for not holding the ‘correct opinions’.

In the following clip, Benson and Ham discuss part of their book that deals with double standards and deflection.

Benson details the case of Senator Elizabeth Warren, who for years claimed Native American ancestry in order to advance her career. Benson and Ham lay out the lengths she went to to maintain that charade – including a recipe submitted by Warren to the “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook. Watch:

During the question and answer period, Ham, who is originally from Durham, was asked about the activists who destroyed a Confederate statue in front of the Durham Courthouse.

Another question dealt with how to handle an escalating debate and avoid being shut down or ridiculed into silence. See what Guy Benson had to say.

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End of Discussion Gets an Update

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Guy Benson & Mary Katherine Ham – Photo: A.P. Dillon, American Lens

The book, End of Discussion, was originally published in 2015 – just a week before Donald Trump announced he would be seeking the Presidency.

The original version did not even cover Trump or the explosion in social justice activism ginned up by the outrage industry since Trump took office.  As a result, Benson and Ham decided they needed to add a new chapter  and updated the preface.

End of the Discussion can be purchased online at Amazon.

For more pictures and quotes from the pair, visit this Twitter moment:

Ham and Benson head to Durham for their next engagement.

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