Cathy Young on Doris Lessing's Impatience With Political Correctness

Doris LessingThe
tributes to Doris Lessing, the novelist and Nobel Prize laureate
who died on November 17 at 94, have given scant attention to one
aspect of her remarkable career: this daughter of the left, an
ex-communist and onetime feminist icon, emerged as a harsh critic
of left-wing cultural ideology and of feminism in its current
incarnation. Her trenchant critiques, writes Cathy Young, which
some on the left would like to brush off as mere contrarian
“crankiness,” should be heeded by anyone truly concerned with
justice for all.

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