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Do bad people exist?
A 'Forbidden Conversation' with Angel Eduardo | EP 6
This conversation with my latest guest on Forbidden Conversations was sparked by his insistence that he does not believe that there is such a thing as “bad people.” Naturally, we had to discuss his claim. But before we got around to it, we also end up covering an assortment of other topics. What has made me interested in Angel Eduardo in the first place is his humanistic approach towards difficult subjects and his creation of the rhetorical concept of star-manning.
FORBIDDEN CONVERSATIONS is a series that takes on topics that don't always get attention or are more challenging to tackle and seeks to address them through civil discourse and nuanced exploration. To view all episodes so far, visit here. Please subscribe, like and comment. You know, all the YouTube things.
Angel is a writer, musician, photographer, and designer based in New York City. He is currently a Senior Writer & Editor for the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).
He previously worked as Managing Director of Messaging & Editorial for the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR), and continues to serve on their Board of Advisors as well as a FAIR in the Arts Fellow.
Angel graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from CUNY Hunter College in New York City, and contributes a column for the Center for Inquiry titled Searching for Better Angels, where he writes on topics such as science, morality, communication, and skepticism.
His writing has also been featured in Quillette, Newsweek, Areo Magazine, and The Caribbean Writer, among other print and online publications. Through his work at FIRE, Angel hopes to continue promoting a culture of free speech, free inquiry, and freedom of expression through honest, good-faith, and compassionate engagement with people across the political and ideological spectrum.
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Who am I? I’m a writer with an overactive imagination and a random mind. Outside of Substack, you’ll find my work in publications such as Newsweek, WIRED, Variety, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Esquire, Playboy, Mashable, CNN Travel, The Independent, and many others.