More Than 150 Journalists and Academics Sign Blistering Response to Harper’s Cancel Culture Letter

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More than 150 journalists and academics have signed a scathing response to the controversial open letter published by Harper’s Magazine earlier this week.

On Tuesday, the magazine published the self-styled “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” a lengthy denunciation of what some people describe as “cancel culture” that was signed by a diverse laundry list of people that included the likes of J.K. Rowling, Bari Weiss, Noam Chomsky, and Vox writer Matty Yglesias.

The letter quickly generated controversy, partially due to the inclusion of people — like Rowling — who have been criticized for transphobic speech, and partially because of the fierce debate over privilege that erupted over it.

On Friday morning, a
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