The Insidious Political Ends of Cancel Culture

by Ethan Yang
The American Institute for Economic Research

Over the past few years, there has been a peculiar phenomenon emerging in American culture as well as the Western world more generally. Cancel culture has many definitions and interpretations, which typically fall along the lines of politics or whatever side of the argument one falls on. Some would say cancel culture is simply holding people accountable, which in some cases is certainly needed.

Others interpret it as a movement of overly sensitive and attention-hungry individuals. Again in some cases that may seem to be the case. Some would say that cancel culture doesn’t exist and it is simply the time of reckoning for those who perpetuate oppression. However, I find this to be a very fancy way of stating their interpretation of what cancel culture is. Again I would agree this may be the case in certain instances.

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