Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Must-read: "This Manichaean Moment"

I see by Brad DeLong that criticism of Marty Peretz's latest spasm of bigotry (previously noted here and here) has finally gotten some attention from within the pages of TNR itself. Hurrah, I say, although I can not help but think that the reason the Editor-in-Chief let the piece run is due to his insufferable conviction that his prejudices are so correct that they are immune to criticism.

Peretz's motivations aside, Todd Gitlin's essay is just brilliant. It's just two pages. Please read it carefully.

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