Dispatches from the front in the war for the final victory of tolerance:
- “Isn’t That Fascism? No, Because We Don’t Call It Fascism”. I’ve suggested that “zero tolerance” rules are a consequence of the demand for inclusiveness (if you want to get rid of discrimination you have to be indiscriminate). This discussion of harassment law helps fill out that point.
- In Killing the Good Samaritan libertarian feminist Wendy McElroy comments on the hermeneutic of suspicion that lies behind “inclusiveness,” and its effect on social trust.
- And for an example of the effect of feminism on public discussion, consider Neil Lyndon’s case, the story of a standard-issue prestige journalist—a somewhat self-involved Englishman with generally routine left-wing views—who made the mistake of criticizing feminism. The account reflects the exceptional talent of the English for personal nastiness, but also has broader implications.