An excellent piece. I suspect the CRT moral panic will also fail. But I take no comfort. The goal is to use these panics to seize power, and it works, and if individuals associated with the panics fall, the conservative movement just moves on to its next repressive furor.
Wish I had any idea how to shift the culture away from panic hopping in service of repressive politics. I do not.
Thank god it’s Friday.

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