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The battle between left and right used to be fought on the grounds of class and the role of the state, but the battleground has shifted. The fight is now about culture and whether the state should exist at all.
Like most warfare, the culture wars are a mixture of tedium, absurdity and viciousness. At some point a consensus will emerge. Let us hope that free speech and jokes will triumph over self-censorship induced by humourless outrage.