Tag: Cancel Culture

  • Rules of the (Discursive) Road

    by Robert Gressis ___ Imagine that the rules of the road were the following: [1] In general, you’re allowed to drive wherever you want, though some places are off-limits, either because they’re not public roads, or because you don’t have money for the toll, or because they’re temporarily closed. [2] Similarly, you must follow the […]

  • Cancel Culture is a Misdiagnosed Problem

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ I’ve wanted to write this article for a while. Every time, though, I postpone for some reason. Not to worry, of course, because examples of what we call cancel culture abound. The trend seemingly has no expiration date. Whenever I worry that the examples I am going to use will become […]

  • Free Speech and Academic freedom in 2020: A Conversation with David Ottlinger

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ EA’s own David Ottlinger and I discuss the ongoing efforts to silence, de-platform, and otherwise “Cancel” Professor Kathleen Stock, of the University of Sussex for her work and activism on sex and gender related issues; the Daily Nous’s treatment of this subject; and the more general question of the capacity […]

  • Liberalism and the Question of “Cancel Culture”

    by Kevin Currie-Knight Cancel culture – the idea that it is increasingly hard to voice unpopular ideas without risking serious consequence – is illiberal. At least that seems to be an increasingly (and maybe ironically) prevalent view. But, in important way, it is arguably quite liberal. Maybe cancel culture is both liberal and illiberal depending […]