Jun 17, 2019 - 14 min
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Is the company guilty of woke washing? A book deal with Mike Pence has become a flashpoint among some Simon & Schuster employees. They circulated an internal petition demanding the publisher drop the potential blockbuster as they felt it betrayed the company’s promise to oppose bigotry. But its CEO pushed forward by citing a commitment to a broad range of views. Is the company favouring money over principle? Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg and Emily Glazer investigate.