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J. Mark Ramseyer (Harvard Law) and Amy Chua (Yale Law)

Level 2 and 3 Witch Hunts

2021 and 2019 (   

Paul Graham]

We can classify witch hunts by how long such paths can be. E.g. in a level 3 witch hunt, you can be targeted for defending someone who defended someone who was targeted. I saw that happen in 2020. I don't think I've seen 4 hops yet though.

It happened to me. A mob came after me when I tweeted this because they thought I was defending Stallman for defending Minsky. (Actually I wasn't. Stallman just happened to be one of two people getting cancelled then.)

Sep 17, 2019

If we extended human lifespans sufficiently, everyone would be cancelled. The drift in moral fashion would ensure that even those most carefully orthodox in their opinions would have said something that later became heretical.

2019 had 245 comments and 105 quote retweets and 2K Likes.