Articles by Multiple Signers

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A Letter on Justice and Open Debate
Multiple Signers | Harper's Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

7 Jul 2020 – Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity.

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A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate
Multiple Signers | The Objective - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

10 Jul 2020 – On Tuesday [7 Jul], 153 of the most prominent journalists, authors, and writers, including J. K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Brooks, published an open call for civility in Harper’s Magazine. They write, in the pages of a prominent magazine that’s infamous for being anti-union, not paying its interns, and firing editors over editorial disagreements with the publisher: “The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted.”

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