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BDS, Uber, and Why Boycotts Work

Jessica Rohan

Watching Uber's CEO panic, backtrack, apologize, and ultimately cave to some of #DeleteUber's demands has been a totally entertaining experience for boycotters everywhere.

The mass deletion of Uber accounts was not the most impactful element of the boycott; contrary to popular belief, the success of a boycott doesn't depend purely on a direct impact on profits. Boycotts are effective because they kick companies where it hurts: their brand image.

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Literature of the Banned Seven

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After Trump, we need identity politics more than ever

Pawel Wargan

Among the most dangerous of apologists are those who, with intellectual vigor and good intention, call for the dismantling of the safeguards of equality in the interest of appeasement. 

The latest incarnation of this thinking appeared a few weeks ago with Mark Lilla's article “The End of Identity Liberalism" in The New York Times

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