Quote of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 6, 2010

A few days ago, one such person–Matthew Yglesias–threw my way what he meant as an insult: ”The populist response to post-9/11 civil liberties concerns is, I guess, to just kind of be like ‘well, these are the bad guys!’ and leave it at that. Ben Wittes, by contrast, produces nuanced and hand-wringy arguments that reach the same conclusion.” Nuanced and hand-wringy. I can live with that. I’m not interested in reading anyone on these subjects whose views are not nuanced, and anyone who doesn’t wring his hands on them at least a bit just isn’t thinking hard enough.

Benjamin Wittes. To be sure, Matt Yglesias is rarely nuanced, doesn’t wring his hands much, and is often found to be completely out of his depth.

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