An un-American way, &c.

On a canceled book tour, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, mixed marriages, and more

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘T he publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel ‘American Dirt’ has canceled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety.” I have quoted the opening of an Associated Press report.

I had something to say about this on Twitter (as one does). I wrote, “This is so un-American — this bullying and intimidation. Un-American, illiberal, and wrong. The only thing to do with a bully is stand up to him — preferably with the full force of the law.”

Some people commented that Americans have long bullied and intimidated. True, because Americans are people, and people bully and intimidate. But:


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