‘DeSantism’ coming to a town near you
Andy Mayer writes for The Telegraph
Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
Commenting on the Governor’s controversial approach to ‘wokeism’, Mark wrote:
“DeSantis has prosecuted a “war on woke”. Florida, its governor proudly declares, is where “woke goes to die”. This has led to an enormous battle with the Walt Disney Company over the question of what constitutes acceptable teaching of issues around gender and sexuality in the classroom. Disney takes what in American terms would be called a “liberal” position; DeSantis resents its engagement in political campaigning and is seeking to rescind the special tax status awarded to Disney when it initially set up shop in Orlando.
“More traditional free marketeers might lean to the view that contractual agreements about tax should be honoured and that private institutions are free to say what they want… In this area, he is not laissez-faire but is redrawing the boundaries of where he thinks political debate lies. Conservatism in many other parts of the western world is tilting in a similar direction.”
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