Kevin Williamson and The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg, who edits The Atlantic, hired a conservative writer named Kevin Williamson. The hiring provoked intense criticism. Goldberg quickly reversed his decision. The episode has become an occasion for the exploration within the relatively small community of American pundits of the question of tolerance. I’ll be collecting on this page some of the writing about the episode.

Ross Douthat, Among the Abortion Extremists, New York Times, April 7, 2018.

David French, The Sliming of Kevin Williamson, National Review, March 28, 2018.

Conor Friedersdorf, A Dissent Concerning Kevin Williamson, The Atlantic, April 8, 2018.

Jonah Goldberg, Kevin Williamson, Thought Criminal, National Review, April 6, 2018.

Michelle Goldberg, Affirmative Action for Reactionaries, New York Times, March 30, 2018.