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Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'

A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper's Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.
Thomas Chatterton Williams, along with more than 150 journalists, authors and writers, published a letter decrying the "intolerant climate that has set in on all sides" of debate in Harper's Magazine. Source: Thomas Chatterton Williams

Thomas Chatterton Williams, along with more than 150 prominent journalists, authors and writers, published a letter decrying what it called the "intolerant climate that has set in on all sides" of debate in Harper's Magazine on Tuesday, fueling a heated controversy over free speech, privilege and the role of social media in public discourse.

"The free exchange of information and ideas,the lifeblood of a liberal society is daily becoming more constricted," . "While we have come to expect this

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