Canaries in the Coal Mine: Dara Horn and Bari Weiss https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/politics-current-affairs/2021/12/canaries-in-the-coal-mine-dara-horn-and-bari-weiss/

Jews can do their fellow citizens a favor by identifying the sources of cultural poison before the toxicity turns fatal. Hardly anybody is doing it better than these two.

December 9, 2021 | Ruth R. Wisse
About the author: Ruth R. Wisse is a Mosaic columnist, professor emerita of Yiddish and comparative literatures at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her memoir Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, chapters of which appeared in Mosaic in somewhat different form, is out from Wicked Son Press.

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About that cliché of Jews being the canary in the coal mine—what exactly does it mean for us today?

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