Shorthand Is Not Bigotry

DiA criticizes me for often "pigeonholing" political actors, but concedes:

[W]e all do this to some extent. Mr Wieseltier himself writes of "jihadists" with the same confident prejudicial strokes Mr Sullivan uses to talk about "the Goldfarb-Krauthammer wing" (or, in other contexts, "Christianists"). In the same vein, he accuses Mr Sullivan of belonging to "the party of Mearsheimer and the clique of Walt". [...] Okay, to appropriate Mr Wieseltier's phrase: I was not aware that people (including myself) who broadly agree with Messrs Walt and Mearsheimer comprise a "party" or a "clique". But I know what Mr Wieseltier means, and if he wants to use a shorthand to refer to people who share these opinions, it's fine with me.