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MathGate, or the Battle of Two Plus Two

The culture wars come to math and reach a new low

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stupider or weirder: for over a month now, a battle has raged in some corners of the internet over the question of whether “2+2=4” is always true.

The combatants, broadly speaking, are “woke” progressives (a.k.a. “social justice warriors,” a…



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Cathy Young

Russian-Jewish-American writer. Associate editor, Arc Digital; contributor, Reason, Newsday, The Forward etc.