@Ali @Cubachi Reihan Salam Gets Punk-Smacked http://tinyurl.com/yd2lpk2 (I Got TIES Older Than You, Kid!) PLZ Re-TweetTo which Patrick Ruffini responded:
@rsmccain Douthat and Salam get a lot of things wrong but can we dispense with the reflexive anti-intellectualism? #weneednewbuckleysTo which I subsequently replied:
@PatrickRuffini Anti-elitism is not anti-intellectualism http://tinyurl.com/yd2lpk2 Distinct phenomena, not to be confused #tcotAnd furthermore:
@PatrickRuffini And we've got an annoying surfeit of Buckley wannabes #weneednewbuckleys #tcotAll of this, of course, prompted by the original punk-smacking of Salam. As to the accusation of "reflexive anti-intellectualism," I'll have more to say later. But right now my wife's waiting for me at church, where my son performs today with the academy orchestra, and I must go.
Thanks to Matt Crowl, whose Tweet brought the Salam piece to my attention.