“It is much easier to say, “do X regardless” than to say, “do X if circumstances are such-and-such, do Y if they are such-and-such, and Z otherwise.”
“I would argue the United States will not be looked at quite the same way again. We have raised doubts.”
“Yet the meritocratic myth is still vivid, and belief in it is strong, making it much more effective in preserving power in the hands of few without triggering indignation or revolt.”
“If you ask them—the Israeli right wing—“Which do you choose,” they’d say democracy. But in practice they’re choosing the status quo, and the status quo is not static. It’s moving towards, increasingly, a one-state reality ...
olored by personal experience, his commentary on hot-button issues like immigration and affirmative action feels fresh and authentic even when it rehashes traditional arguments.