TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
Times board member's complaint: We liberals!
We simply love the banning of books. Rather, we love to assail the banning of books, especially at times like these.
We're behind on time today. so we'll leave it right there for now. That said:
By clicking this link, you can see the short "contribution to The Discourse" which was granted a large display in print editions of today's New York Times.
(Online, it's hard to find. Most likely, that's why it's been tweeted.)
Alex Kingsbury is a member of the Times editorial board. We're sure he's a good, decent person. Tomorrow, we may be able to critique his short, high-profile contribution.
We liberals simply love these complaints. They help define the (imagined) culture of our tribe, though we'd say they aren't especially empathetic, helpful or smart.
What qualifies as the "banning of books?" Compare and contrast. Discuss.
Instant update: In a totally different context, this was posted by Kevin Drum on this very day:
If you watch group interactions, it's clear that lots of people operate with no real understanding that other people have different ways of viewing the world. They aren't just being stubborn about recognizing "obvious" truths.
One of the things the MBTI does is devote some time to explaining (a) how different personality types are good at different things, and (b) how you should interact with different personality types...[T]he simple idea that you should acknowledge differences in people and act accordingly is fairly valuable.
Compare and discuss. Contrast!