Leftist debate consists increasingly of personal attacks separated from facts and logical argument. Consider the assault on Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Tribe, previously a liberal’s liberal, who had the nerve to provide his talents to Peabody Coal Co. in response to the climate change issue. Even in religious discussions one expects more than ad hominem slurs. But climate change is a raw and revolutionary religion that still allows no critique. Witness the Washington Post story about Tribe.
If you can find the facts and arguments in the comments of Tribe’s critics, congratulations. All I see are character assaults. My favorite is “traitor”.
Maybe the next thing is to remove this former favorite choice for the U.S. Supreme Court from Harvard tenure. After all, Tribe has broken a tribal taboo.