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To understand why one should ponder such a question, he must understand why The Atlantic firing Williamson is significant. Williamson is a member of the conservative ruling class, and as such he has consistently opposed Donald Trump and anyone who supported him for the presidency. And if Williamson is like other conservative ruling class members, he also desperately wants progressives to respect him. He probably was quite thrilled when The Atlantic hired him.
The first piece Williamson wrote for The Atlantic (which turned out to be the only one as far as I know) took a shot at a former National Review colleague and at the magazine itself. Right after that The Atlantic fired him, supposedly for things he said in the past.
This means that the conservative Williamson is now without a job, and is without one after burning the bridge to his previous job. That’s a pretty big win for progressives.
So why aren’t conservatives going after progressives with just as much passion and dedication? Why aren’t conservatives hiring progressives away from their current jobs just so they can fire them, and leave them unemployed and humiliated? . . .
Read the entire column at Barb Wire.