Right here in America, right now, it is possible to meet people who have lost everything - jobs, money, friends, colleagues - after violating no laws, and sometimes no workplace rules either. Instead, they have broken (or are accused of having broken) social codes having to do with race, sex, personal behavior, or even acceptable humor, which may not have existed five years ago or maybe five months ago. Some have made egregious errors of judgment. Some have done nothing at all. It is not always easy to tell.
- From Anne Applebaum's "The New Puritans" essay in The Atlantic