Finkelstein on Public Intellectuals

There’s this whole tradition—I’ll speak now of the American left, of people who are good writers and also want to write about politics. But they don’t know anything about politics.

Truer words. Regardless of what you think of the guy, the whole thing’s fascinating as a document of the loneliness of being an actual leftist (as opposed to liberal) activist/writer these days. It’s a rough living.

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