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WEEKEND READER: The Myth Of Left-Wing Illiberalism

Oct 24, 2021 David Sirota
Reports of a woke culture-inspired “new puritanism” have been greatly exaggerated.
WEEKEND READER: The Myth Of Left-Wing Illiberalism
Author J.K. Rowling, who has been criticized for transphobic comments. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Lately there has been a spate of think pieces bemoaning the rise of “left-wing illiberalism” and “new puritanism,” suggesting woke culture is ushering in a new era of mass repression. But as is pointed out in “The Methods of Moral Panic Journalism,” an article we highlight in this edition of Weekend Reader, progressives aren’t the ones responsible for the real authoritarian threat sweeping the world.

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