Adam Serwer, who penned “Nationalist’s Delusions,” an article smearing Trump supporters as racists returns; I fisked him then and I’m fisking him again.
Roughly three weeks ago, The Atlantic published what is pretty common fare for that magazine nowadays — a fact-free, logic-free riff posing as an intellectual attack on Trump’s supporters. The piece, by Adam Sewer — er, Serwer, was entitled The Nationalist’s Delusion.
I gave Sewer’s article a well-deserved fisking here. Because Sewer’s piece was so bloated, I stopped fisking halfway through. My brain cells were dying off so quickly I couldn’t afford to spend more time in his world. It was like rolling in muck that had toxic, hallucinatory fumes off-gassing around me. My intellectual well-being is worth more than that.
Well, the Sewer is back again, although not in the pages of The Atlantic. Instead, that magazine sent around an email begging people to spend $120 per year (or $12 a month) to join something called “The Masthead.” As an enticement, the email includes Sewer’s own annotations to his bloated, slanderous, illogical Nationalist’s Delusion.” As I fisked the one, it’s clear I must fisk the other too.
Because Sewer’s annotations appear only in the email, I’ll reprint his annotations in their entirety here. The indented text is from Sewer’s original article. The non-indented text comprises his annotations. My interlineations will be in colored font: [Read more…]