Centrism Enforcers

There are few types more annoying than smug, self-appointed centrism enforcers. I post this Gary Wills op-ed as a textbook example of the genre, apply titled “The Curse of Political Purity.”

You will seldom see me quote Noam Chomsky, but he was right when he said, “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

Crossposted (sort of) at IPR.

 

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One thought on “Centrism Enforcers

  1. IanH

    The comments on that Wills article are just pathetic. I can’t possibly imagine people being as dumb as those simpletons.

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