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Political Thinkers: Milo Yiannopoulos, Ben Shapiro, Linda Sarsour, Cenk Uygur

As the New Year begins, we'll be rolling out several new discussion series, including the "Political Thinkers" series -- it examines the political and ideological viewpoints of prominent public figures, considered to be tremendously influential in their respective ideological camps.

For this discussion, we'll compare and contrast the views of these contemporary individuals -- Milo Yiannopoulos, Ben Shapiro, Linda Sarsour, and Cenk Uygur. We'll explore the following questions:

- Do their views represent the "mainstream" positions held in their respective ideological camps?
- What makes their appeal so controversial?
- Have their views and positions always remained intellectually consistent?
- What are their deep-rooted philosophical basis for their stated views and positions, if any?
- What do their rise to popularity indicate about the current cultural or political climate?

We will then view their positions on key policy matters, including:
- Political Correctness
- Free Speech
- Same-sex marriage
- The role of politics and religion
- The role of money and politics
- The current state of media and politics
- Healthcare
- Constitutional interpretation
- Foreign policy and international relations