Saturday, April 24, 2004

Intellectuals discuss the vulgarity and corruption of politics and politicians as if they themselves were immune. That's why I have a hard time taking liberals like Josh Marshall any more seriously than I do Chomsky: the rationalist who doesn't understand that he is worshipped more than emulated. Follow Marshall's logic here as he overintellectualizes his way into, and then out of, a corner. And Brian Leiter spends as much time on the subject of professional bedhopping as he does on law and politics. How appropriately perverse for an expert on Nietzsche.

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