Wednesday, March 23, 2016
This, This, A Thousand Times This
Jon Chait has been engaged in a full throated defense of liberalism against conservatism and radicalism. This is one of his better pieces on that subject. Chait notes that Obama's liberalism is producing tangible benefits around the world and at home. The ACA - with all its compromises and flaws from a purist perspective - is working better than could be hoped for. The semi-authoritarian impulses of campus political correctness mesh seamlessly with Trump's authoritarian disdain for "political correctness." The Right and Left ultimately bend around and touch.