This Year’s ‘Self-Loathing White Liberal’ Finalists!


Kathy Shaidle at Taki’s:

“I Was Mugged, and I Understand Why,” editorialized one Oliver Friedfeld in Georgetown University’s school paper not long ago.

“Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’” he asked. “It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem.”

The op-ed quickly went viral on the right, with Jonah Goldberg nominating the spindly beta male for “Liberal of the Year.”

Competition for that dubious title is pretty stiff right now…