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Brooks on the Intolerant Left

Face up to your “moral vanity,” Arthur Brooks tells hate-mongering progressives, for “political intolerance in America — ugly and unfortunate on either side of the political aisle — is to be found more on the left than it is on the right.” As ever, Brooks, a professor at Syracuse University, backs up his bracingly politically incorrect aperçus with data. (“Liberal Hatemongers”, The Wall Street Journal, January 17)

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