On sitting out the new culture wars

The other day I had what Sam Leith has referred to in a slightly different context as “one of those hall-of-mirrors moments.”

There I was, reading up on what a journalist unjustly pushed out of his left-wing muckracking gig (one with whom I disagree about nearly everything) had to say about the forced resignation of a reporter from a newspaper I no longer read over the meta-ethics of using a racial slur in a non-derogatory context during a field trip for rich kids to South America that probably cost more than six months of my mortgage. Then I checked my social media “feed” — an appealingly porcine image, I now realize — to discover that my attention was needed elsewhere.



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