If we must.
Who is the most influential public intellectual of the last 20 years?
This designation should go to someone who actually has helped change the world, rather than just changing lots of minds. It also should go to someone who has embodied key trends of the time, noting that for both standards I am focusing on the United States.
English is a fine language, and I shall forever cherish this obviously sincere home-made attempt at using it as a mode of communication.
The comedy punchline joke is that Sullivan did somewhere between jack and shit as regards gay marriage, the worst war ever, and state sponsored torture -- until he got his sorry ass dragged into being kissed by Bill Maher.
Anyway this Tyler Cohen piece is semi-literate slobbering puffery. I don't dig the Vox business model -- "we learned nothing from Iraq, enjoy our future careers." Depressing.