Cancel culture

spectator

The Spectator, a British grocery store and cancel culture — a cautionary tale

September 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Companies wisely stay out of party political battles, so why enter the culture wars and disparage a chunk of your customers?

george bernard shaw

In defense of George Bernard Shaw

September 24, 2020 9:20 am

He irritated pretty much everyone in his time — mischief was his manifesto

voting politically homeless

Letters from the politically homeless

September 21, 2020 9:03 am

Almost every Democrat voting for Trump has a story about being ostracized, shamed or losing a friend

andrew sullivan

My run-in with the New York Times

September 2, 2020 11:20 pm

‘This is where we now are. A reporter is in fear of being canceled if he doesn’t cancel someone else’

canceled cancellation insurance cancel culture

The case for cancellation insurance

August 26, 2020 4:54 pm

People need to be protected from coercive progressivism

sandmann

The most memorable RNC speakers are not the stars

August 26, 2020 12:14 am

The speech of the night belonged to Nick Sandmann

phyllis chesler

How I got canceled

August 7, 2020 1:45 pm

You do not challenge any part of this politically correct madness without risking everything. I recommend that more of us do just that

kindergarten cop

Canceling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

August 6, 2020 12:35 pm

This is nothing to do with the strength of activists, and everything to do with the cowardice of institutions

american pickle

Heavy-handed satire and schmaltz

August 6, 2020 12:54 am

An American Pickle reviewed

victorians

The Victorians were much better at cancel culture than us

July 23, 2020 10:25 am

These days, your enemies don’t plan on keeping your preserved remains in a jar on their desk as a reminder of their triumph over you

kamau marshall

Biden’s comms director doesn’t hate women — but he does suck at his job

July 21, 2020 5:54 pm

What would you expect from a Director of Strategic Communications?

trader joe’s petitions

Let’s ignore online petitions

July 21, 2020 5:43 pm

Trader Joe’s rebrands a product line after fewer than 2,000 complaints

whining

The weaponization of whining

July 20, 2020 12:45 pm

A crack in The Narrative? A glimmer of sanity? Maybe. Well, not really

bari weiss anti-semitism

We’re all thought criminals now

July 19, 2020 11:09 am

If someone is accused of being racist or transphobic they are rarely given a chance to defend themselves

rowling

Welcome to the world you created, J.K. Rowling

July 15, 2020 11:36 pm

Online mobs are a threat to everyone’s freedoms

brexitland times
letter

The fatuousness of the Harper’s letter

July 14, 2020 9:18 am

The ‘intellectual’ signatories seem to learn nothing — not from even the recent past

letter

From letter to worse

July 10, 2020 6:20 pm

Platform-envy drives the Harper's counter-letter

white

The vanity of ‘white guilt’

July 9, 2020 5:39 am

We’re making a spectacle of shame

vox

Harper’s vs Vox — and the bonfire of the liberal values

July 8, 2020 7:23 am

Gee — remember those days when coddling intellectual laziness was a moral virtue?

uncancelables

Kanye West and the uncancelables

July 7, 2020 11:47 am

It’s hard not to admire people who get rich and say whatever they want

revolt Friends take a selfie in the the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington

The gentrification of revolt

July 6, 2020 4:16 pm

Liberals distract from real change in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd

famous

So, you wanted to be famous?

July 6, 2020 11:16 am

Thanks to social media we all get the experience of being chased by the digital paparazzi

cancel

Conservatives: stop appropriating cancel culture!

July 3, 2020 9:50 am

Offense archaeology is an ancient and respected tradition of my people

knee

Just-one-knee syndrome

June 30, 2020 11:37 am

They took a knee, as it were, when what they should have done was throw themselves to the ground