Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they cannot express their beliefs because they fear others will be offended. What this means is that conversations vital to the future of our country and our culture are not happening. And while we’re biting our tongues — or perhaps because we are — the forces of cancellations and censorship advance, stamping out heterodoxy wherever they find it.
One woman who has refused to stay quiet is my friend Abigail Shrier.
You might remember her from this column she wrote for us, The Books Are Already Burning, published a couple months ago.
Or you might know her name because of her book, Irreversible Damage, which The Sunday Times called “explosive” and The Economist named one of its Best Books of 2020.
Abigail is among the most fearless journalists working today. She’s a recipient of this year’s Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism. And she also writes on Substack; her most recent piece is about how public schools hide children’s gender transitions from pupils’ parents as a matter of policy. (You read that right.)
One of the reasons I love talking to Abigail is that she consistently sees around the bend. And so I’m thrilled that this Thursday at 8pm EST (5pm PST) we’re going to host an event for subscribers only.
We’re going to talk about Abigail’s latest reporting, the state of the culture war, and how to find the courage necessary to stand up and tell the truth.
So mix your favorite cocktail and join us. Zoom details will be shared on the morning of the event.
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P.S. Apologies for the multiple emails! We couldn’t live with the typo in the previous draft.