Dispatches From the Culture Wars - March 16, 2021
- Fascists and Republicans
- Socialists and Democrats
- Big Biz and Pandemic
- Cancel Culture and the War on Woke
- J6 and Race: Two Takes
- The Year of Anxiety
- The Year Without Theater
- Return to the Workplace?
By Lucas Dolan and Simon Frankel Pratt
A series of political processes set into motion by Republican Party officials and organizers is propelled by a far-right media ecology that seeks to cultivate and exploit an increasingly radical ultraconservative base.
By Jim Newell
A progressive slate of nominees backed by the Democratic Socialists of America won control of Nevada’s Democratic organization. This prompted employees of the state party to quit, taking $450,000 in funds with them—to set up shop elsewhere.
By Nitasha Tiku and Jay Greene
The Washington Post
Economists switched from reminding people that the stock market is not the same as the economy to declaring that the stock market had become fully unhinged from reality, as the shift to working, communicating and buying from home enriched the tech giants.
Cancel Culture and the War on Woke
Who’s In Charge of Cancel Culture By Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker
Outlawing Wokeness By Sean Illing, Vox
From PC to Woke By Otto English, Byline Times
‘Islamo-Leftism’ Haunts France By Didier Fassin, The Guardian
When Cons Cancel By Keith Baldwin, Popdust
If the Tables Had Been Turned By Tal Axelrod, The Hill
Cori Bush Bursts the Bubble By Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone
By Liv McConnell
Our brains react to a “perceived” threat as if it is a real threat, and it triggers a need to reach safety. What complicates this need is that many of us can’t yet because the pandemic is still very much ongoing.
I celebrate that our theaters closed, because it’s one of the few ways we’ve protected our people, by acknowledging that they were not essential.
By Kathryn Vasel
The pandemic’s impact on the global workforce may have changed things forever.