Sohrab Ahmari

The unenlightenment: liberalism comes at a cost

Are citizens of liberal societies permitted to question liberalism? In theory, the answer is yes, given liberalism’s commitment to ‘free thought’ and ‘the marketplace of ideas’. Such tolerance is rarely in evidence in practice, however — a reality illustrated in hilarious fashion by a writer for a Washington magazine who recently decried ‘cancel culture’ even as he insisted that: ‘It’s absolutely necessary to de-platform public intellectuals who object to liberal democracy.

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Sohrab Ahmari
Sohrab Ahmari is comment editor of the New York Post. His book The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos will be released in June.

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