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September 17, 2010



So in other words, you can dismiss what they say because it happens outside of the cool world of cool politicos, whether or not it's true, but I should take seriously your position that it is no value to the left, because it has the virtue of being true? Is that right?

Look, I get it-- you really dig the DC cool kid thing. I won't knock it. There are virtues to the high school/fishbowl thing. But if the idea here is that the world you are working so studiously and unironically to continue to advance in-- and, credit where it's due, you have fast-tracked it like none I've seen-- makes more happen than the academy does, I'm not sure that's true. Frankly, I'm not sure that political debate does much at all. The longer time goes on, the more I think that bloggers and such talk and talk and talk, and then the public votes based on demographics and economics. Could easily be wrong, who knows.

And, you know, I'm not saying that the fact that your earnest neoliberal blogging and researching probably doesn't make a big amount of difference is a reason not to do it. Quite the opposite; democracy is a very poor thing when people opine only when they think it matters. But this post ("my world matters, yours doesn't, and oh by the way, "the left" agrees with me and not you) is beneath you. Seriously.

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