One-Party State

Five Things You Need to Read Today

1. “Of No Party or Clique”

I’ve been thinking more about Kevin Williamson’s firing and the wider attempt to purge right-leaning thinkers from all cultural institutions.

The problem is not just the left trying to deny anyone on the right access to these institutions, though that’s bad enough. (More on this in the next item.) It’s also the deleterious effect this has on both sides of the political debate.

When the left closes off cultural institutions to the right and becomes more insular, one of the consequences is that both sides become narrower and more cliquish….

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