Morning Jolt: No One Is Ever Woke Enough

Closing out the week: The Harper's letter calling for freedom of expression demonstrates that no one is ever "woke" enough, and that any institution that tries to make peace with the perpetually aggrieved eventually becomes dysfunctional; the value of Hamilton as a litmus test of the limits of cancel culture; Colin Powell throws a lot of cold water onto the "Russian bounty" story; and a warning about whether we are staying on top of the potential threat of terrorism.

The Battle of Harper's Letter

In case you missed it, a whole bunch of big names, mostly on the left side of the political spectrum, signed a letter defending freedom of expression, declaring: 

it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 10 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 10 2020
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No One Is Ever Woke Enough

Closing out the week: The Harper's letter calling for freedom of expression demonstrates that no one is ever "woke" enough, and that any institution that tries to make peace with the perpetually aggrieved eventually becomes dysfunctional; the value of Hamilton as a litmus test of the limits of cancel culture; Colin Powell throws a lot of cold water onto the "Russian bounty" story; and a warning about whether we are staying on top of the potential threat of terrorism.

The Battle of Harper's Letter

In case you missed it, a whole bunch of big names, mostly on the left side of the political spectrum, signed a letter defending freedom of expression, declaring: 

it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired ...   READ MORE

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