There is something grimly hilarious about writing a response to “Not Very P.C. Of You,” Jonathan Chait’s recent New York magazine screed on how feminists and people of color are ruining the left wing. The task at hand is to create a substantive take on something that is, by design, not substantive—to “add value” to something that was not created with “value” in mind. There’s also the fact that, by writing about Jonathan Chait, I am effectively doing the bidding of New York itself. New York is not paying any of us, except Jonathan Chait, and yet we still write promo copy for their latest issue. That’s how they win.
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