These days, once-great academic institutions are fond of commissioning long reports into their historical “links” with slavery, racism and/or eugenics. When the report inevitably finds that such “links” exist and are very concerning, the institution issues a statement denouncing itself and promising to “do better”.
On a recent Institute for Economic Affairs (UK) podcast, Christopher Snowdon interviewed Marc Sidwell, author of _The Long March: How the Left Won the Culture War_. In terms of turning back the Woke tide, Sidwell says there are reasons for optimism, citing economist Timur Kuran, whose work describes the process of how when the Soviet-style regimes fell, virtually overnight everyone who pretended to believe in communism suddenly no longer said they believed when the fear of reprisal was no longer there. Let’s hope Wokeism falls soon.
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