On Wednesday, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss penned an op-ed explaining the rising tendency on the Left to label all those who are not sufficiently “woke” as “fascists.” She’s absolutely correct, of course — as the leading target of the alt-right during the 2016 election cycle, I was routinely labeled a “fascist” and a member of the alt-right for no reason other than my failure to support leftist policy prescriptions and my opposition to political correctness.
Weiss writes, “We live in a world in which politically fascistic behavior, if not the actual philosophy, is unquestionably on the rise,” naming Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Bashar Assad. But, she continues, “these are generally not the extremists that leftists focus on. Instead, they seem to believe that the real cause for concern are the secret authoritarians passing as liberals and conservatives in our midst.” People like Christina Hoff Sommers and Laura Kipnis and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Mary Beard. Weiss concludes:
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