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Letters: Bari Weiss vs. the 'Outrage Mobs'

Readers push back on the idea that “small differences, indignation, and an infatuation with being offended” have dominated the conversation about American identity politics.
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Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense

In a recent article on, Shadi Hamid discussed the controversy that erupted over a tweet from the New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, and argued that the left has allowed polarizing identity politics to distract from more fundamental debates.

In his article “Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense,” Shadi Hamid declares the left’s “indignation” to be baseless and void of ideas, and flimsily mentions the actually concrete, verifiably

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