Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence.
In a recent piece for the Deseret Magazine, Weiss writes that liberalism is being threatened by a “new, illiberal orthodoxy that has taken root all around, including in the very institutions meant to uphold the liberal order. And cancellation is this ideology’s most effective weapon.” Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor at The New York Times, resigned in July 2020, citing a hostile work environment in the clutches of the new illiberal order. This Friday at noon, we'll talk with NPR media reporter David Folkenflik about Weiss's very public resignation before turning to talk with Weiss about how she sees cancel culture changing American society, and how we might pull back from it.
You can read Bari Weiss's piece for the Deseret Magazine here.