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The Great Works at the Acton Institute Open House

Thursday, November 4, 4pm - 8pm


This week, Eric Kohn, Sam Gregg, and Dylan Pahman discuss the possibility that objection to Southwest Airlines’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate was behind the cancelation of more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. Even if it wasn’t, there is clearly resistance to vaccine mandates out there, whether coming from the government or private businesses. And why is resistance to mandates, for some people at least, turning into resistance or rejection of the vaccine itself? A University of Michigan professor is under fire for showing his class Lawrence Oliver's black-face film portrayal of Othello. Is the biggest culprit in situations like these the people in authority who cave to the mob? And finally, Sam Gregg discusses his review of Vivek Ramaswamy’s new book Woke, Inc. and how the behavior we're seeing in big corporations is similar to that on display in the University of Michigan story.

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Southwest cancels more than a thousand flights, cites air-traffic control issues | Fox Business

Southwest Airlines denies that pilot "sick out" drove weekend of delays | Axios

Michigan Students Accuse Celebrated Music Professor of Racism for Screening Othello | Robby Soave, Reason

The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium | Martin Gurri

Why I Am Suing UCLA | Gordon Klein, Common Sense with Bari Weiss

The Distorted Market for Woke Capitalism | Sam Gregg, Law & Liberty