David Roberts is still on an amazing tear. Don’t miss his latest.
Keith shrugs; his first comment is “I just read it and it blows my mind. Amazing when liberals act like neocons in 2002/2003.” I have absolutely no capacity whatsoever for making any sense of that reaction. My reply is here.
As a side effect of this exchange I have become aware that the use of the word “narrative” is increasingly looking to me like a reliable symptom of a deeply bullshit-encrusted argument; typically found in bullshit about bullshit. Maybe I can get it on Life in Hell’s forbidden words list next year. Anyway it is my new pet peeve. If you want me to hate you for a couple of seconds, use the word “narrative” the way journalists do.