Face Masks Are Temporary. The Culture War Is Forever.

What the ‘masks are for cowards’ crowd is really trying to say.

Hi there,

I think making face masks into a cultural flashpoint is ridiculous. Yes, I agree that people can be too extreme on either side of the issue, and said as much in a recent column. I think the right-wing effort to turn them into a symbol of fear and tyranny and the left-wing effort to make them a badge of social solidarity are both oftentimes way …

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