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Daily Briefing: “SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVED ON A BAGEL”

IN THE BEGINNING …

The Long March Back:  Nate Hochman, National Review, Feb. 16, 2023 To understand today’s culture wars, we have to go back to the beginning: a jail cell in Fascist Italy. For the last decade of his life, Antonio Gramsci was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini’s regime for his role in founding the Italian Communist Party. The Marxist theorist wrote most of his consequential work — published posthumously as Quaderni del carcere in 1947 and, in English translation, as The Prison Notebooks in 1975 — in his cell.


No, the Jewish Tradition Does Not Support Transgenderism: Tal Fortgang, National Review, Mar. 22, 2023
Promising Signs That Gender Mania Is Losing Steam:  Barbara Kay, The Epoch Times, Feb. 20, 2023
My Struggle Session at Stanford Law School:  Stuart Kyle Duncan, WSJ, Mar. 17, 2023
Cancel Culture Will Rule Higher Ed Until There’s Diversity in Thought: Daniel McCarthy, NY Post, Mar. 12, 2023


     FOR FURTHER REFERENCE


From My Dinner with Andre to That Dinner with Kanye:  Bret Stephens, Sapir, Winter 2023 — Kanye West was nowhere near our minds when, last summer, the editors of Sapir decided to devote the current issue to the theme of culture.

Is “Toxic Wokeness” a Greater Threat than the Chinese Communist Party?:  Grayson Slover, FAIR, Mar. 20, 2023 — Earlier this month, former Secretary of State and potential GOP Presidential candidate Mike Pompeo released an interview clip on Twitter, in which he argued that “Toxic wokeness in schools is a bigger threat than the Chinese Communist Party.”  on Twitter, in which he argued that “Toxic wokeness in schools is a bigger threat than the Chinese Communist Party.” 

Hormones First. Research Later Bernard Lane, Quillette, Mar. 14, 2023 — The editor wanted a cut. I’d written of a hypothetical transgender woman, adding the qualifying phrase “who is biologically male.” 

Cancel Culture and the Jewish Experience Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,683,  Aug. 9, 2020 — In recent years the term “cancel culture” has become more and accepted in public debate. It means denying someone a platform on which to EXPRESS his or her opinion, and often entails boycotts of people or companies because they have done or said something deemed objectionable.

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