Emily Yoffe
Emily Yoffe
emilyyoffe123@gmail.com Contributing writer @TheAtlanticSource
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A Taxonomy of Fear

A Taxonomy of Fear

We live in a time of personal timorousness and collective mercilessness. There might seem to be a contradiction between being fearful and fearless, between weighing every word you say and attacking others with abandon. But as more and more topics become too risky to discuss outside of the prevailing orthodoxies, it makes sense to constantly self-censor, feeling unbound only when part of a denunciatory pack. Institutions that are supposed to be guardians of free expression—academia and journalism in particular—are becoming enforcers of conformity. Campuses have bureaucracies that routinely...

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