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For those of you with lives, let me recap: Jon Chait wrote a post praising a Michael Kinsley column that criticized a Greg Mankiw column about marginal tax rates and placed on it the headline, "Kinsley Curb Stomps Mankiw." This caused Megan McArdle to criticize Chait for violent language, which caused Chait to apologize, sort of. Sullivan weighed in by linking to a Kevin Drum post discussing the use of harsh language on the Interwebs. And so on.

Ordinarily I would side with Chait in this, on the general principle that most bloggers and columnists aren't actually violent and their use of violent imagery is often sardonic, but in this case Chait could easily be misinterpreted as writing literally, because Kinsley is the most violent person I know. Here is a photograph I took of him outside his house last night:

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Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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