Leftists have a good critique of Emmett Rensin’s "smug" essay. Liberals? Not so much

Friedrich Nietzsche is the seminal philosopher of smugness, so I think that Emmett Rensin’s The smug style of American liberalism would have done well to grapple with him; in many ways, their arguments are directly at odds.

Rensin insists that the smug belief in a “failure of half the country to know what’s good for them” should be understood as “a psych…

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