So many people and ideas now conflict with modern sensibilities. But why cancel culture when you can contextualize it? TO SUBSCRIBE, visit banished.substack.com
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Banished is about our reassessment of the many people, ideas, objects and even works of art that conflict with modern sensibilities. What can we learn about our present obsession with cancel culture by examining history, and what might it mean for freedom of expression? And how do we reconcile opposing points of view without turning on each other?
Growing up under a series of military dictatorships, host Amna Khalid has a strong interest in issues relating to censorship and free expression. She speaks frequently on academic freedom, free speech and campus politics at colleges and universities. Her essays and commentaries on these same issues have appeared in outlets such as the Conversation, Inside Higher Ed and the New Republic.