Your Silence Isn’t Enough

Protesters gather at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver as they rally against the death of George Floyd, May 31, 2020. (Alyson McClaran/Reuters)
The social-justice Left is pioneering a new tactic for shutting down dissent and amplifying groupthink.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you’ve followed the news in recent weeks, you’ll have noticed that the Left’s social-justice brigades have not cooled in their passion for banishing speech with which they disagree. But these days have also revealed a more dangerous tactic: conscripting speech by means of social pressure. Instead of enforcing strict silence, progressives aim to craft a public square in which we are all obliged to echo their views.

It is abundantly clear that social-justice activists — and, increasingly, mainstream left-wing Americans — do not intend to relent in wielding the cultural power of rage mobs to erase all trace of contrary

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