Dumb ideas are dumb ideas no matter who proposes them, and should be treated as such.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E arly last year, the socialist writer Freddie deBoer observed that:

In the span of a decade or so, essentially all professional media not explicitly branded as conservative has been taken over by a school of politics that emerged from humanities departments at elite universities and began colonizing the college educated through social media. Those politics are obscure, they are confusing, they are socially and culturally extreme, they are expressed in a bizarre vocabulary, they are deeply alienating to many, and they are very unpopular by any definition.

At Axios today, Emily Peck offers up a lovely example of the shift deBoer describes.


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