The below letter will be appearing in the Letters section of the magazine’s October issue. We welcome responses at [email protected] Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are...
Meghan DaumI'm proud to be among the signatories of this finely-worded and deeply necessary statement in @Harpers. I'm also made hopeful by how well it augurs for the future of free thought. Stifled discourse serves no one, least of all those it purports to protect.
When the moral imperative trumps the rational evidence, there’s no arguing
Meghan DaumI'm late to this stunning @tabletmag piece by @Jacob__Siegel, which I now suspect I was subconsciously avoiding because the first paragraph already had me near tears. "The conversation was everything. It flowed all around us . . ."
And it has, repeatedly, only to be revolutionized and rebuilt. What kind of country will we create now?
Meghan Daum"It was a failure of the American electorate itself . . . The American people had ceased to respect themselves, or to take their nation seriously."
Wish I could quote the entire brilliant paragraph of this entire excellent piece in @GENmag. Just read it.
Hearing other people’s uncensored opinions of you is an unpleasant reminder that you’re just another person in the world.
Meghan Daum@katrosenfield This is the best thing I've ever read about that phenomenon. The last line soothes me daily.
"If we want the rewards of being loved we have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known."
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
For teens and young adults who join demonstrations, experts suggest measures that can reduce the potential for harm.
Meghan DaumWas excited to see my friend Sandy Asirvatham and her son Miles in this story about teens safely taking part in protests (I suspect many of them don't mind social distancing from their parents). Also, the @ACLU app Mobile Justice sounds very cool.
A writers' guide to the greatest magazine articles ever.
Meghan DaumFun to be part of this roundup of great longform magazine articles in @the_caret. I'd add that all of these pieces surely came about not just because of excellent writing but excellent editing. Can't have one without the other.