Who the Harper’s Letter was Written For

Clockwise from top left: Bill T. Jones, Gloria Steinem, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Salman Rushdie, Wynton Marsalis and Margaret Atwood. Credit…Clockwise from top left: Brad Ogbonna for The New York Times; Celeste Sloman for The New York Times; Mamadi Doumbouya; Joel Saget/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Maridelis Morales Rosado for The New York Times; Arden Wray for The New York Times (Collage courtesy of the New York Times)

The new cultural elitist left that are the main purveyors of “cancel culture”

are called many things by their critics: Social Justice Warriors, The Woke Mob, or, as John McWhorter has titled them, “The Elect.” Whatever you want to call them, they have managed to garner the most bipartisan coalition of opposition anyone could have dreamed of in this country, with their opponents ranging from…