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Sam Boyd tries to tangle with a Kirchickian web of nonsense which leads me to wonder how Jamie K. decides that an absurd argument like even though Ayan Hirsi Ali's main arguments are false, she's nonetheless unquestionably the greatest women's rights advocate of our time belongs on Jewcy's blog whereas something like even though Barack Obama favors gay rights and opposes slavery reparations it might be fun to pretend he has the reverse positions and condemn him for holding these views he doesn't actually hold belongs on the Commentary's blog.

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