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Letters: ‘Acting Like This Is a Boundless Battle for Wokeness Is Somewhat Absurd’

Readers discuss why social liberalism seems so prevalent in the culture industries.
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Taylor Swift Succumbs to Competitive Wokeness

“In the uppermost echelons of the culture industries,” Reihan Salam wrote earlier this month, “woke liberalism is de rigueur and departures from it are stigmatized.” In this environment, he argued, making a show of social liberalism is increasingly the only option.


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