The New Republic is a glossy example of the intellectual limitations of a perfectly settled perspective. It knows the answers even before it has the questions. The truth about everything is completely obvious. The editors seem utterly incapable of doubt or complication, let alone mere self-reflection. Despite the fact that their worldview is a crackpot Manicheanism -- in which the world is divided between semites and anti-semites -- and it's tenuous hold on a diminishing subscription base, it's death grip around the neck of the corrupt center continues to starve minds of oxygen across the spectrum of political gasbaggery. But at least they provide a one-stop guide to the middle school pecking order of elite opinion, and that, apparently, is what itís all about.
:: posted by buermann @ 2011-10-19 14:54:08 CST |