Cultural Intelligence

Gen Z: progressive, illiberal or both?

Take a look at an article I've contributed to Campaign Magazine, delving into the paradox of tolerance versus the inclination to "cancel." In our studies, we've observed that a significant number of young individuals agree that those who don't share their outlook should be "cancelled", even while embracing highly progressive perspectives on gender and multiculturalism. This apparent contradiction is one of the facets that sets GenZ apart from other generations. In my piece, I explore this fascinating tension between Gen Z's liberal and illiberal attitudes. Will this generation shape our social dialogue, silencing dissenting views and consequently curtailing freedom of expression leading to social instability? Or will Gen Z spearhead a unique shift in social advancement unlike any witnessed in previous generations?

A big thank you to Gurjit Degun, for facilitating this opportunity.