Chait responds to Peter Beinart by struggling to agree with him on everything, while distancing himself with more pop-psychoanalysis about Peter being "bug-eyed with alarm." I know this technique - you call the straight ones "over-wrought" and the gay ones "hysterical." But world-weariness is not an argument.
Beinart's essay has broken through - despite underground smear tactics against Peter by AIPAC (yes, I've read the ad hominem emails). It has done so not because it is not open to dispute or debate or more nuance. It has done so because there is too much truth in it to ignore.
So when does the Wieseltier hit-piece come out?
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