Believe it or not: some academics and writers, who wouldn't be caught dead in Donald Trump's MAGA hats, have started complaining about language policing and other forms of intellectual bullying on the left. So says Meghan Daum in her new book, The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars, which was published this month by Gallery Books.
Daum, 49, an author, journalist and sometimes teacher at Columbia University, has a deep distrust of dogma. Since 2016, she writes, she has distracted herself from her personal woes—divorce, the upheavals of middle age—by clicking onto social media. That's where she witnessed angry lefties swarm individuals who expressed opinions that deviated from a rigid set of rules related to how we talk about race and gender.