Harper’s Letter on Justice and Open Debate A motley crew of intellectuals, writers and journalists, from Noam Chomsky to J.K. Rowling, Orlando Patterson to Margaret Atwood, Zephyr Teachout to Salman Rushdie have signed an open letter published by Harper’s Magazine decrying the “stifling atmosphere” of contemporary public discourse, where “the free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted”. It’s being taken as a rebuke to “cancel culture”, and it’s going over like a lead balloon with its intended targets. More from In These Times.
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This post was deleted for the following reason: We deleted this once already earlier; the Harper’s piece sucks, like these pieces always suck, and while I get the instinct to want to highlight and note how sucky the sucky stuff is I think we’d be better off just not giving it extra attention. — cortex