People asked me why I consider Corey Robin to be irredeemably dumb. Here is the most recent example. The poor, dense fellow is imploring Hillary supporters to reconsider because:
I ask that you be open to the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the world is changing, if only a little bit.
I mean, seriously. The world is changing (duh!) so the solution is to vote for a fellow whose every word, every idea, every suggestion is a nostalgic throwback to the pre-1978 heyday of the nation-state. The world is changing, so let’s pretend it isn’t, shut our eyes really tight, and repeat very loudly, “It isn’t true if I say it isn’t!”
I understand voting for Bernie if you honestly believe that we can travel back to 1968. But if you do recognize that the world is changing, the only reasonable response is to let go of the nostalgia and look towards the future, not the past.