Moral relativism is over. Moral absolutes are back. The problem is, these are new moral absolutes, with little connection to traditional objective morality. And yet because the new moralism is concerned only with tolerance and inclusion, it lacks principles such as justice, temperance, and mercy that can temper its harshness. As a result, it is just as judgmental, shame-inducing, and self-righteous as the old moralism at its worst.
Read the Atlantic’s Jonathan Merritt on the subject.