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Safetyism Isn’t the Problem

Jun 01, 2020 - The New York Times

We need to see beyond the stereotypes on both sides of the reopening debate.

We need to see beyond the stereotypes on both sides of the reopening debate.

As America debates whether and how to reopen, those concerned about the side effects of the lockdown have begun to use the word “safetyism” to characterize what they consider extreme social-distancing measures.

Safetyism, a term first used in the book “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan...