With “cancel culture” political correctness has indeed gone mad

The opposite of intolerance used to be tolerance. But as ideology has given way to identity, it has become intolerance of intolerance instead. On platforms like Twitter, a posturing left exists in unwitting symbiosis with the angry right

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Prospect, July 23, 2019

Eliane Glaser

I am a writer, a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University, an associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, and a BBC radio producer. My new book is Elitism: A Progressive Defence (Biteback, 2020). My previous book is Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State (Repeater, 2018). The one before that is Get Real: How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life (Fourth Estate, 2012). I write for the Guardian, Prospect, the London Review of Books, the Independent, and the New Statesman, among other places, and I speak at conferences, festivals and in the media about my ideas and research. I also produce programmes on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3 such as Free Thinking, Front Row and Woman’s Hour. You can email me at elianeglaser at hotmail dot com