The Weight Of Being Demonstrably Wrong

Andrew reminds us of this laugher served up by TNR during 2004 Democratic primary:

"It may take years, or even decades, for Democrats to relearn the lessons we thought, naively, they had learned for good under Clinton. But one day, Joe Lieberman's warnings in this campaign will look prophetic. And the principles he has espoused will once again guide the Democratic Party. It will be the work of this magazine, to whatever small degree possible, to hasten that day,"

That's a pretty ridiculous statement, and I thought it was ridiculous at the time. But it's the sort of thing you're bound to eventually say if you're in the business of doling out opinions. I'm sure, at some point, someone will go back through the archives and find me saying something equally stupid. Comes with job, I guess.

On the real, though, I wish TNR had been right. Lieberman is a nightmare.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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