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The American Staff
Walter Benn Michaels
If everyone in America got a PhD, the job market would not be transformed.
An assault on the character of a progressive intellectual invites an assessment of the attacker's character—not to mention his client list.
It's never easy to get past one's own defensiveness. But if you want someone to listen to you, invective is the worst way to go about it.
Do people really think that if he were back in Washington, he'd be making decisions they'd be happier with?
The targeting of citizens by authorities based on racial stereotypes is a serious issue that needs refocusing—an issue that needs to be looked at starting from the root and not the leaf.