In praise of cancel culture (which doesn’t really exist)

We’ve been hearing more and more about how cancel culture (i) exists and (ii) is evil. And my reaction is, paradoxically, to dispute both of those claims: I don’t think it really exists, and, if it does, it’s hard to characterise it as a bad thing. Or even as new.

I’ve written a paper from a Liberal Jewish perspective examining ‘cancel culture’ from Moses to the Mishnah to the present day. I quote the Talmud and the Canadian Supreme Court; I go on a glamorous [hypothetical] journey from Wolverhampton to Sussex to Lod.

You can read my paper below or by clicking here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any of the issues I’ve raised.


  1. i am reading £Material Girls£ by Stock at the moment … glad to read your take on the matter … no doubt you are aware of the Spike! web site … and then April Ashley died … ps happy new year

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