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May 9, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
I'd like to know if an editor asked Bari Weiss about this paragraph in her own piece that contradicts her entire premise. /1
I understand that these incredibly rich people ALSO want to promote dehumanizing ideology without social consequences. I understand that they want this. /2
The wealthy always want total impunity and to be loved by the people they destroy. /3
But I have sometimes written pieces in which I've contradicted myself in draft. My editors query it, push me, make me resolve the conflict. /4
This piece argues - here are free thinkers who are being silenced, ostracized, repressed.

And then the mid essay says - wow are they successful and rich! They must be on to something.

The two ideas cannot coexist UNLESS ... /5
What Weiss really means is ... a select strata of people she thinks are important are rejecting these incredibly rich and powerful thinkers. /6
Which is what I think she means. It's all just culture war stuff. But if you're going to contradict yourself mid-essay, I do wonder if she got pushed on it. /7
ok I'm ready to finish this draft. #amwriting #withtea

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