Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be familiar with the new craze sweeping the West as the 2020s unfold, known as “cancel culture”. The more this phenomenon grows, the more the label risks being misapplied. Cancel culture isn’t just anything, however: it follows a very recognisable pattern. First, someone with public profile transgresses… Read More Friends, Let’s Fix Cancel Culture
The cancellation of Dr. Suess is only the latest evidence of the cultural revolution.… Read More Oh The Books You Can’t Read: The Good Dr. Seuss is Cancelled, Indeed
Last week, a Chinese citizen journalist was sentenced to four years in jail. Her crime: reporting on the coronavirus outbreak that began in her city of Wuhan. Zhang Zhan insists that her reporting was based on first-hand accounts from locals. But because she scrutinised her government’s response to the virus and provided a more sombre… Read More Media Censorship in 2020: Were You Paying Attention?
Most of us have heard of Watergate—the political scandal that engulfed the Nixon administration in the 1970s. So infamous was that chapter in American history that we’ve since borrowed the “-gate” suffix in the English-speaking world to portray any political scandal—serious or otherwise—with intrigue or grave criminality. What was Watergate? Put simply, unknown men broke… Read More Biden, Trump, and the Greatest Scandal in American History