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Welcome to the Internet: Jonathan Chait and the Death of False Consensus – The Daily Beast

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A rebuttal to Jonathan Chait’s assertion that the current stormy political climate is the far left’s fault and we need to tone down our anger and learn to play ball with conservatives.

Well, Jonathan Chait recently said something “un-PC and he pretty much instantly got the response to being “un-PC” that one thinks he would reasonably have expected—and, some uncharitable readers might say, probably sought out.

Alex Pareene’s thoroughgoing takedown on Gawker is an admirable rebuttal to the idea that the “PC Left” has any kind of stranglehold on the halls of American power, and the fact that Chait reads said rebuttal as purely an ad hominem speaks to the problem here.

Me, I already said the definitive response to Jonathan Chait and the entire white moderate cohort he represents was already written in 1963 by a far better man than any of us talking now, and it is in fact extremely depressing that two weeks after his birthday it’s even more glaringly apparent how few “liberal” Americans have read anything he wrote or care about anything he said.

(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)