Eric Kaufmann joins She Thinks podcast this week to talk about the rise in mental health problems, the rise in wokeness, and if there’s a connection. He answers the question, “Do progressive ideas make people unhappy, or are unhappy people drawn to the cultural Left?” We review the data behind the mental health crisis, the research that looks into why it’s occurring, and how wokeness is either a cause or an effect. 

Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham, where he directs the Centre for Heterodox Social Science. He has written many books and papers on national identity, the cultural Left, and political demography, and his latest book is entitled “The Third Awokening: A 12-Point Plan for Rolling Back Progressive Extremism.”