The Root of Cancel Culture

Cancel culture has become a fiercely debated topic. Opinions run the gamut from cancel culture threatens liberal civilization to cancel culture isn’t real and is a distraction from the issues that matter. A piece published in Harper’s Magazine, by prominent figures like Noam Chomsky and J. K. Rowling, swings towards the more concerned end, viewing cancel culture as an existential threat to society. However, like many cancel culture takes, it errs in a too simplistic treatment of the issue. Cancel culture is not a disconnected phenomenon, but one that has risen directly out of our deeply divided moment. Any…

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